John Tarpey began working at Ecologic Institute in January 2016 and currently works as a Research Assistant with interests include energy policy and economics, renewable energy, climate change, water management. He is a native English speaker, is fluent in French and has a good knowledge of Spanish.
At Ecologic Institute, John Tarpey works on Making Society an Active Participant in Water Adaptation to Global Change (BeWater), funded by the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). More specifically, he works with the Tunisian case study partners on supporting a transition to stakeholder driven basin management. He is also involved in the Economics of Climate Change Adaptation in Europe (ECONADAPT), which aims to provide practical material on developments in adaptation economics to policy makers. In addition, he is involved with the Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy Network (ELEEP). Previously, John worked at Ecologic Institute as a Transatlantic Fellow (January to October 2016).
Prior to joining Ecologic Institute, John Tarpey worked in project management for Strata Solar, a utility-scale solar power company in North Carolina. He was involved in cost and performance reporting, in addition to carrying out construction data analysis. He has also worked with the North Carolina Sierra Club as a legislative assistant, where he researched bills relating to energy efficiency standards and water quality. He previously held an internship at the United Nations Environment Programme working on the Environment and Security Initiative.
John Tarpey received his Bachelor's from Duke University in North Carolina, where he studied environmental science and public policy, with a focus on energy issues and environmental policy. During this time, he spent a semester at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, where he studied local urban development and political science. He is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Environmental Planning at the Technische Universität Berlin.