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CSR Video Updates: Interview with Claire Tomkins, Director of Research, the Carbon War Room
Claire Danielle Tomkins is an expert in water and energy markets and the environment, with 10 years experience working on a broad range of environmental management issues and an entrepreneurial background that has led her to spend time at Silicon Valley startups and investigating energy technologies.
Tomkins recently earned her PhD in Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University, where she was one of a handful of interdisciplinary scholars in the Economics and Finance Group pioneering new market models for energy and water. At Stanford, Tomkins worked closely with top scholars in the legal, natural resource, and economics programs to create applied market models that have relevance to public utilities, financial institutions, and policy makers.
Prior to joining Carbon War Room, Tomkins served as Director of the Gigaton Throwdown Initiative founded by well-known entrepreneur and investor Sunil Paul. The Initiative brought together a unique group of academics, entrepreneurs, and business leaders to study at-scale energy solutions to climate change. The report released by the group received national media attention and raised the level of discourse in Washington D.C. around the scale up potential for new energy technologies, defining “gigaton scale.”