Michael Mehling is Deputy Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a research scientist with the MIT Energy Initiative (MITei), and a Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde. He brings over a decade of experience working on energy and environmental policy with government agencies, private companies and civil society organizations in North America, Europe, and the developing world. His recent work has focused on carbon pricing and other policies to address environmental impacts of the energy system. In recent years, research interests have included the energy and climate policy of the European Union as well as the effects of the German energy transition, or “Energiewende.”
Previously, Michael served as Executive Director of MIT CEEPR with responsibility for day-to-day operations and fundraising, and as founding President of Ecologic Institute in Washington DC, an environmental policy think tank with partner offices in Berlin and Brussels, where he remains on the Board of Directors and is a manager of the U.S. Chapter of the Konrad-von-Moltke Fund. He has coordinated research projects and provided policy advice for government agencies in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, China, South Korea, Mexico, and Vietnam, as well as intergovernmental entities such as the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), and the World Bank.