Kevin Tu is a senior advisor at Agora Energiewende, where he leads Agora’s work on China’s energy and climate policies. He is also an adjunct professor at the School of Environment of Beijing Normal University, and a non-resident fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy of Columbia University, Institut français des relations internationals (Ifri), and the Institute of Energy at Peking University.
Prior to his affiliation with Agora Energiewende, Tu had served various key positions including China program manager at Paris-based International Energy Agency, director of China Energy & Climate Program at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington DC., partner at a Vancouver-based premier energy consulting firm, director of marine operations at China’s largest LPG importer and distributor, and construction project manager at Sinopec, a Chinese national oil company.
Tu has more than two decades of solid experience in the energy and environmental fields in Asia Pacific, North America and Europe, his research interests cover the full spectrum of energy issues including fossil fuel value chains, energy transitions, energy sector reforms as well as climate change, with a focus on EU-China relations and U.S.-China relations, and their implications for China’s energy & climate policies.
Tu obtained a master of resource & environmental management from Simon Fraser University in Canada, and a bachelor of chemical & mechanical engineering from Zhejiang University in China.