James P. Dorian, Ph.D., is a Washington, D.C.-based International Energy Economist with more than 35 years of experience on global oil, gas, coal, and nuclear power issues, renewable energy and alternative fuels, advanced energy technologies, and the geopolitics of energy. Prior to his relocation to Washington, D.C. in 2003, Dr. Dorian was an energy economist with the State of Hawaii Government, where he managed collaborative projects with US and Asian counterparts on energy efficiency and renewable energy. Before that Dorian was a Research Fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu for fifteen years. In 1997 he was based in Uzbekistan and served as the Chief Energy Sector Specialist of an Asian Development Bank study of economic cooperation prospects in Central Asia and China. Dr. Dorian has nearly 100 scholarly and business-oriented publications, including a 1994 sole-authored book published by Oxford University Press entitled Minerals, Energy, and Economic Development in China. He has a Ph.D. in Resource Economics from the University of Hawaii, an M.S. in Energy Economics from West Virginia University, and a B.S. in Geology from Pennsylvania State University.