Lucas is a market reporter with Argus Media in Washington DC, where he covers renewable energy finance, federal and state energy regulations and carbon pricing in California and RGGI. He cofounded the Carbon Eight Group based in Beijing. The firm supplied financial and regulatory analysis to stakeholders with interests in China's pilot carbon markets. Lucas previously worked for C2ES as a researcher focused on global energy trends and US-China climate policy. Before C2ES, he worked for a boutique private equity firm in New York with interests in renewable energy projects.
He graduated from Fordham University in 2013 with a BA in economics and Chinese, with graduate work in finance and economics at Peking University, Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins School of Adavanced International Studies.
He has been quoted by Bloomberg and Reuters, and cited by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, UK Energy Research Centre, Harvard Law School, Columbia Earth Institute and Resources for the Future. When not contemplating energy and carbon topics, he is likely listening to WNYC, learning Chinese idioms or biking.