Dennis has focused his career on technology and sustainability policy in emerging and developing economies. His research interests include technology and innovation policy and impacts to resource and rural development, technology transfer and the political economy of land use management. He has led programs with the Paris based International Energy Agency, as an official of the OECD, working with emerging economies on energy technology policy and contributing to the Agency’s analysis of energy, environment and climate policies (specifically working collaboratively with China and other transition economies in exploring long-term clean energy options, including advanced bioenergy, carbon sequestration and negative emissions systems.) Prior to living in Berkeley, he spent five years in France, and seven years in Beijing, China – advising government and industrial clients on sustainability and technology deployment initiatives. He holds a BA in political science (international relations) and a concentration in East Asian studies from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
- The Role of Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) for Climate Policy; The Handbook of Clean Energy Systems 2015
- China Chapter, Energy Technology Perspectives 2015, IEA, Paris
- Energy, Climate Change and Environment: 2014 Insights, IEA, Paris
- Energy Investments and Technology Transfer across Emerging Economies: The Case of Brazil and China
- Facing China’s Coal Future: Prospects and Challenges for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
- Status of Carbon Capture and Storage in Indonesia