Chris is the Lead Analyst of Nuclear at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. He directs the firm's nuclear energy research team, developing a robust methodology for forecasting global nuclear investment in new build, innovative technologies, O&M, fuel cycle and decommissioning.
As a business development and corporate communications consultant with SMIdirect, Chris has over 25 years experience working with regional and multinational firms and global institutions on energy and environment projects. Past clients include the United Nations Development Program, World Bank, U.S. Department of Energy, and UNDP/Global Environment Facility. Chris has worked on solar project development in the Middle East and in California, and was invited as an "energy leader" to explore renewable energy and technology transfer business opportunities in Israel in 2009.
Chris joined the faculty of New York University's Center for Global Affairs in September 2005 where he teaches graduate courses on Energy Policy, The Economics and Finance of Energy, and Nuclear Energy, the Environment and Proliferation. Current research interests include the social, technical, economic, environmental and political challenges to nuclear and renewable energy development.
Chris has published extensively on energy and power generation topics in: Modern Power Systems, EuroMoney/ Institutional Investor's Project Finance Magazine, Nuclear Engineering International, The China Business Review, and Independent Energy Magazine.
A member of the United States Energy Association and the American Nuclear Society, Chris discussed the implications of the Fukushima nuclear event following the March 11, 2011 magnitude 9.0 earthquake and ensuing tsunami as a guest on Bloomberg TV, MSNBC, National Public Radio, and ABC and CBS affiliates. In California, Chris lives in Borrego Springs in a home powered by 2.8 kW of Sharp polycrystalline pv modules which were installed by Borrego Solar in 2005.