Eric Lebel is currently a graduate student at Stanford University finishing his Ph.D. with Rob Jackson in the Earth System Science department. His research focuses on methane emissions in California; specifically, from abandoned oil and gas wells and from residential appliances. He has worked to develop new methods for quantifying these emissions and has designed research campaigns to systematically quantify methane emissions throughout the state. Overall, Eric is interested in using his research to promote building electrification, decrease dependence on oil and natural gas, and transition to cleaner sources of energy.
Eric began working at PSE in 2020 as a contractor. Here, he uses his background from his Ph.D. to contribute to a systematic review of methane emissions from the oil and gas industry.