Senior Research Scientist of Management Science and Engineering

Master’s adviser

(+86 10) 6279-4098

Education background

PhD, Tsinghua University, Management Science and Engineering, 2003

M.S., Dalian University of Technology, Applied Mathematics, 1999

B.C., Shandong University, Operation Research, 1996


08/2011-present, Senior Research Scientist, Division of Energy System Analysis, INET

06/2003-08/2011, Research Scientist, Division of Energy System Analysis, INET

Social service


Model tools and case studies


Journal Reviewer

Applied Energy

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews

Journal of Environmental Management

Energy for sustainable development

Environmental research and public health

Journal of Cleaner Production

Advances in Climate Change Research

China Population, Resources and Environment (by Chinses)

China Environmental Scienceby Chinese

Climate Change Research (by Chinese)

Service to Professional Associations

Climate Change Branch, Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences, committee member

Areas of Research Interests/ Research Projects

GU Alun got her Ph. D. degree in School of Public Policy and Management in Tsinghua University in 2003 and now is the associate professor of the Institute of Energy, Environment and Economy after graduation. She has been engaged in researches on energy optimization and system analysis, climate change policy and international trade, carbon cost pass through impact analysis, carbon market mechanism and renewable energy policy aligning, local low carbon development and plan. She has led or participated more than 30 key projects sponsored by National Natural Science Foundation of China, Ministry of Science Technology 12th five year support project, National Development and Reform Commission Low Carbon Development Strategy, Energy Foundation, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Environmental Protection. She also participate some Sino-Japan capacity building projects related CDM and energy efficiency. She is the lead author of Chapter in Third and Fourth Chinas National Assessment Report on Climate Change.

Research Status


China-UK climate risk assessment


The Development and Prospect of national renewable Energy under the Belt and Road Initiative


Theoretical research on national strategies for actively responding to climate change


China's low-carbon development strategy by 2050


Study on optimization and cooperative management of the Relationship between energy and water


Food, Energy and Water Systems linkages and Sustainability research


Study on alternative environmental benefit methods for shale gas development


Special Report on Climate Change Risk Research


Development of comprehensive assessment models for climate change impact assessment


China's Greenhouse Gas Inventory


Research on evaluation method of water saving synergetic benefit of energy saving Policy


Study on the peak of greenhouse gas emission in China

China's roadmap for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

Honors And Awards

A Study on low-carbon Development Path and Pilot Construction of Beijing - A Study on low-carbon Development Path of Beijing, Soft Science Research of National Energy Administration in 2012, the third prize

Research on key technologies of Carbon market in China and demonstration of carbon emission trading in Chongqing, Chongqing Science and Technology Award, 2017

Academic Achievement


MENG Xiangyu, GU Alun, WU Xinguo, LIU Bin, HE Chaohui, MAO Zongqiang. Review of China's hydrogen industry policy and scientific and technological development hotspots in 2019. Science & Technology Review, 2020,38(03):172-183. (in Chinese)

Gu A , Zhou X . Emission reduction effects of the green energy investment projects of China in belt and road initiative countries. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability, 2020

GU Alun, Meng Xiangyu, Liu Bin, Zhou Jian. Position and role of hydrogen energy in Japan's energy development strategy .China Economic & Trade Herald, 2019, 06:35-37. (in Chinese)

Lin W B, Gu A L, Liu B, et al. Carbon market, sector competitiveness and carbon leakage: steel sector case [J]. Climate Change Research, 2019, 15 (4): 427-435  (in Chinese)

Zhou Yi, Gu Alun. Analysis of cost reduction and abatement carbon price of wind power in China.  Renewable Energy Resources , 2019,37(07):1084-1090. (in Chinese)

Li, JiFeng; Ma, ZhongYu; Gu, ALun; Zhang, ChengLong; Sun, ZhenQing. Economic development, energy demand, and carbon emission prospects of China's provinces during the 14th Five-Year Plan period: Application of CMRCGE model Advances in Climate Change Research 2019, Vol(10):3:165-173.

Zhou, Yi; Gu, Alun; Deng, Maozhi. Voluntary emission reduction market in China: development, management status and future supply Chinese Journal of Population Resources and Environment. 2019Vol 17(1):1-11.

Gao, Haidi; Gu, Alun; Wang, Gehua; Teng, Fei . A Structural Decomposition Analysis of China's Consumption-Based Greenhouse Gas Emissions.  ENERGIES. 2019, vol 12(15).

Zhou, Yi; Gu, Alun. Learning Curve Analysis of Wind Power and Photovoltaics Technology in US: Cost Reduction and the Importance of Research, Development and Demonstration. 2019, vol 11(8).

Linking emissions trading schemes: Economic valuation of a joint China-Japan-Korea carbon marketMa, Zhongyu; Cai, Songfeng; Ye, Weifeng; Gu, AlunSustainability. 2019 vol (11):19.

Sun L , Pan B , Gu A , et al. Energywater nexus analysis in the BeijingTianjinHebei region: Case of electricity sector. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2018, 93:27-34.

Gu A, Zhang Y, Pan B. Relationship between Industrial Water Use and Economic Growth in China: Insights from an Environmental Kuznets Curve. Water, 2017, 9(8):556.

Qiang Liu, Alun Gu, Fei Teng. Peaking Chinas CO2 Emissions: Trends to 2030 and Mitigation Potential. Energies, 2017, 10(2):209.

Zhang Y, Gu A, Lu H, et al. Hydropower Generation Vulnerability in the Yangtze River in China under Climate Change Scenarios: Analysis Based on the WEAP Model. Sustainability, 2017, 9(11):2085.

Gu Alun. Impact and significance of international aviation market emission reduction mechanism on China's carbon market China Economic & Trade Herald, 2017 (02):47-49. (in Chinese)

Zhang YPan B LLi J BGu A L. The relationship analysis between Chinese industrial water use and economic growth based on the Kuznets Curve. Resources Science2017396):1117-1126.]DOI10.18402/resci.2017.06.11 (in Chinese)

Gu, Alun, Teng, Fei, Lv, Zhiqiang. Exploring the nexus between water saving and energy conservation: Insights from industry sector during the 12th Five-Year Plan period in China[J]. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2016, 59:28-38.

Pan Bolin, GU Alun, Jiang Dongmei. Emission water nexus: China's future power scenarios. Ecological Economy, 2016,32(04):37-41. (in Chinese)

Alun Gu, Fei Teng , Yu Wang. China energy-water nexus: Assessing the water-saving synergy effects of energy-saving policies during the eleventh Five-year Plan. Energy Conversion and Management2014,vol(85):630-637

Gu Alun, Teng Fei. Water-Saving Effect Analysis of Key Industry Energy Saving Polices during Chinas Eleventh Five-Year Plan. Resources Science. 2014,369):1773-1779. (in Chinese)

Gu Alun. Water saving effect evaluation of industrial energy saving policy in China. China Economic & Trade Herald2013(06):54-55 . (in Chinese)

Gu Alun. Water resources security is related to national energy security. China Economic & Trade Herald2013(26):29-30. (in Chinese)