Cristian Pons-Seres de Brauwer

PhD candidate

  • Frederiksborgvej 399, 125, S18

    4000 Roskilde

    Denmark

20192020

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I am a PhD fellow and MSCA Early Stage Researcher under the EU-funded project MISTRAL on the social acceptance of wind energy in Europe. I particularly investigate how the design and implementation of renewable energy auctions incentivizes (or hinders) the participation of localised forms of RE development (e.g. energy cooperatives, municipally-owned power utilities, energy service companies, SME RE developers) in an economically progressive and socially responsive way. I am thus interested in developing the relationship between the market and community pillars of social acceptance, and on the broader socio-political implications this has for mediating the market agents operationalising Europe’s socio-technical energy transition towards carbon neutrality. My analytical enquiry employs a mixed-method toolbox involving quantitative statistical analysis alongside qualitative interviews and policy analysis. My research is anchored in the theoretical underpinnings of sustainability transition studies; these include Science and Technology Studies (STS), evolutionary and behavioural economics, policy innovation, and institutional theory.

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EDUCATION
2022 (expected graduation) – Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark
PhD. Wind Energy
2019 – Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS), Sweden
MSc. Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science (LUMES)
Thesis: Towards a citizen-driven low-carbon energy transition: Exploring the potential for collective investment schemes in community renewable energy in Europe to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
2012 – Seton Hall University, South Orange (NJ), United States
BA. Communication Studies (Cum Laude)

 

UNIVERSITY COURSES & CERTIFICATIONS
2018 – Copenhagen Business School (CBS) Microeconomics: Principles and Applications Principles of Macroeconomics
2016 – Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP), SOAS University of London
Individual Professional Award (IPA) – Climate Change and Development
2016 – Lund University
Greening the Economy: Sustainable Cities
2013 – APM Group
Project Management for Development Professionals (License PMD/471217)
 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Sustainability, MSc., Lund University

23 Aug 201731 May 2019

Award Date: 4 Jun 2018

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