From 2002 to 2004, he was Deputy Director of the Management Office of the Renewable Energy Scale-up Program for the PRC government. Among other positions, Dr. Ren has also served as a Project Officer in International Development for China’s Ministry of Finance, a staffperson in China’s Renewable Strategic Partnership Program, and Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute for Marine Development Strategy at China’s State Ocean Administration. Dr. Ren holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from Liaoning Normal University, a Master’s degree from the Institute of Oceanic Economy, also at Liaoning, and Ph.D. from the Department of Regional Economy at the Institute of Geography, Science, and Resources. He held a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Resources and Environment Sciences at Beijing Normal University. Dr. Ren is the author of dozens of reports on energy policy, sustainable development, maritime resources, and other concerns.