David Fridley

Fellow, Renewable Energy & Biofuels

Energy

Since 1995, David Fridley has been a staff scientist at the Energy Analysis Program at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California. He is also deputy group leader of Lawrence Berkeley's China Energy Group, which collaborates with China on end-user energy efficiency, government energy management programs, and energy policy research. Mr. Fridley has nearly 30 years of experience working and living in China in the energy sector, and is a fluent Mandarin speaker. He spent 12 years working in the petroleum industry both as a consultant on downstream oil markets in the Asia-Pacific region and as business development manager for Caltex China. He has written and spoken extensively on the energy and ecological limits of biofuels.

videos

DAVID FRIDLEY: The 'Pipe Dream' of Energy Independence - Building U.S. Energy Resilience

length: 4:53   credit:   Aug 05, 2010

Post Carbon Institute Renewable Energy Fellow David Fridley discusses global renewable energy technology development and what may be a 'pipe dream' of energy independence. Fridley also draws the distinction between efficiency and conservation.

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Since 1995, David Fridley has been a staff scientist at the Energy Analysis Program at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California. He is also deputy group leader of Lawrence Berkeley's China Energy Group, which collaborates with China on end-user energy efficiency, government energy management programs, and energy policy research. Mr. Fridley has nearly 30 years of experience working and living in China in the energy sector, and is a fluent Mandarin speaker. He spent 12 years working in the petroleum industry both as a consultant on downstream oil markets in the Asia-Pacific region and as business development manager for Caltex China. He has written and spoken extensively on the energy and ecological limits of biofuels.

Latest Publications

6 Energy Experts Address the Economic Impact of Middle East Unrest

David Fridley    Mar 10, 2011   

  With instability in the Middle East driving oil prices higher, huge cracks are widening in the global economy. In an effort to broaden the conversation about Middle East unrest and its impacts on oil prices and … >>

The End of Cheap Coal

David Fridley    Jul 14, 2011   

World energy policy is gripped by a fallacy — the idea that coal is destined to stay cheap for decades to come. This assumption supports investment in ‘clean-coal’ technology and trumps serious efforts to … >>

ENERGY: Nine Challenges of Alternative Energy

David Fridley    Aug 10, 2010   

EXCERPT: Unlike conventional fossil fuels, where nature provided energy over millions of years to convert biomass into energy-dense solids, liquids, and gases--requiring only extraction and transportation technolgy for us … >>

The ENERGY Reader

David Fridley

What magic, or monster, lurks behind the light switch and the gas pump? Where does the seemingly limitless energy that fuels modern society come from? From oil spills, nuclear accidents, mountaintop removal coal mining, and … >>

press coverage

Fridley quoted on new China Energy Databook reported at Phys.org

David Fridley  

Post Carbon Fellow David Fridley is one of the team at Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)  behind a new edition of the China Energy Databook. From the article: One of the most … >>