Louis-Benoit Desroches is an energy policy consultant and director of Cosmos Energy Consulting. Prior to becoming a consultant, Louis was a research scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Louis has over 10 years of experience in the area of energy conservation policy development for appliances and commercial equipment, energy use analysis, techno-economic life-cycle analysis, market research, and analytical project management. Louis has a background in physics and astronomy and received a Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of California at Berkeley and a B.Sc. in physics and astronomy from the University of Victoria. Louis has published journal papers in Energy, Energy Policy, Energy Efficiency, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, The Astrophysical Journal, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, and Astronomy & Astrophysics, as well as authoring dozens of technical reports and conference proceedings.