International Energy Studies Group

International Energy Studies Group

ETA's International Energy Studies Group conducts studies on the social, environmental and economic impacts of energy efficiency and emissions reduction strategies, through extensive analyses, research, development and deployment across a variety of sectors in developed and developing countries. They actively provide expert advice and technical support to governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and industries through a variety of research topics and activities. The locus of researchers in this area is the International Energy Studies Group, which has expertise in the following areas:

  • Crossing-cutting R&D and Policy Studies on Low Carbon Development
  • Capacity Building in Developing Countries
  • Appliances and Equipment
  • Building Energy
  • Electric Power and Renewable Energy
  • Forestry
  • Industrial Energy

The group conducts research in the areas of appliance energy efficiency, evaluation measurement and verification, industrial energy efficiency, off-grid and mini-grid solutions for improving electricity access, power sector, sustainable space cooling, and transportation.


Nikit Abhyankar (510) 486-5681
Stephane de la Rue du Can (510) 486-7762
Alberto Diaz-Gonzalez (510) 486-4811
Ashok Gadgil (510) 486-4651
Haitam Laarabi (510) 495-8159
Virginie Letschert (510) 486-7683
Michael McNeil (510) 486-6885
Won Young Park (510) 495-2252
Amol Phadke (510) 486-6855
Deepak Rajagopal (310) 948-7171
Nihar Shah (510) 486-7553
Colin Sheppard (510) 495-8159

Publications by Organization


de la Rue du Can, S., D. Pudleiner, and K. Pielli, Energy efficiency as a means to expand energy access: A Uganda roadmap, Energy Policy, vol. 120, no. September 2018, 2018.


McNeil, M. A. et al., Accelerating the Global Adoption of Climate-Friendly and Energy-Efficient Refrigerators, UN Environment, (U4E) Economy Division Energy, Climate, and Technology Branch, Paris, France, 2017.
Shah, N., D. Oppelt, A. Maria Carreno, N. Kearney, and et al., Accelerating the Global Adoption of Energy-Efficient and Climate-Friendly Air Conditioners, UN Environment, (U4E) Economy Division Energy, Climate, and Technology Branch, Paris, France, 2017.
Abhyankar, N., N. Shah, V. E. Letschert, and A. A. Phadke, Assessing the Cost-Effective Energy Saving Potential from Top-10 Appliances in India, in 9th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting (EEDAL), 2017.
Letschert, V. E. et al., Baseline Evaluation and Policy Implications for Air Conditioners in Indonesia, in 9th International Conference On Energy Efficiency In Domestic Appliances and Lighting, 2017.
Schein, J. et al., Methodology for the National Water Savings and Spreadsheet: Indoor Residential and Commercial/Institutional Products, and Outdoor Residential Products, in The International Water Association Specialist Conference on Efficient Use and Management of Water, Bath, England, United Kingdom, 2017.