Energy Specialist, World Bank
FocusMetrics & Goals
Areas of ExpertiseEngineering, Energy Policy, Energy Systems, Technology
Lauren Culver is an energy specialist with the World Bank. From 2012-2014, she served as an advisor within the State Department’s Bureau of Energy Resources advising U.S. policymakers on energy markets and technologies. Previously, Lauren was a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy, where she counseled the Undersecretary for Energy on innovation and manufacturing. Lauren earned a PhD in Management and Science and Engineering from Stanford University, an MS in Technology and Policy and an MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from MIT, and a BS in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida.
Non-Hub Publication Highlights
Energy Poverty: What You Measure Matters. The Stanford Natural Gas Initiative. February 2017.
Who Decides Africa’s Net Zero Pathways? Five ways to fix how we model African energy transitions and why it matters for climate and development
By Rose Mutiso, Ken Caldeira, Murefu Barasa, Moussa Blimpo, Lauren Culver, Habiba Ahut Daggash, Michael Dioha, Zeke Hausfather, June Lukuyu, Joel Nana, Joan Nkiriki, Lily Odarno, Katie Auth
Summary To achieve an equitable global net zero future, lower-income and under-electrified countries must play a much bigger role in deciding how we get there.
Raising Global Energy Ambitions: The 1,000 kWh Modern Energy Minimum
By Todd Moss, Morgan Bazilian, Moussa Blimpo, Lauren Culver, Jacob Kincer, Meera Mahadevan, Vijay Modi, Rose Mutiso, Varun Sivaram, Jay Taneja, Mark Thurber, Johannes Urpelainen, Michael Webber, Bob Muhwezi
Energy is fundamental to modern living and any competitive prosperous economy. SDG7 calls for modern energy for all, but the indicator for tracking progress against this goal is meeting a very low level of residential electricity consumption.