Cristian Pons-Seres de Brauwer

PhD candidate

  • Frederiksborgvej 399, 125, S18

    4000 Roskilde



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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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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)


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)

Education/Academic qualification

Sustainability, MSc., Lund University

23 Aug 201731 May 2019

Award Date: 4 Jun 2018


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