Lourdes is a Policy Advisor based in Geneva, working at IISD’s Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI). Her research focuses on the analysis of energy subsidies and the evaluation and design of renewable energy support policies. She has worked in projects in Indonesia, China and India.
Prior to arriving at IISD, Lourdes worked at one of the largest utilities in Switzerland, developing pricing and supply-side support measures for renewables and energy efficiency. She also has international consulting experience, working toward the definition of support mechanisms for renewable energy.
Lourdes holds a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, complemented by a specialized Master's in Energy Management. Of Spanish origin, Lourdes has an international profile, having lived in Germany, Switzerland, France, Norway and the Caribbean. She is fluent in Spanish, English, French and German.
- Case Study: What is the true cost of coal in Central Java?PLN expects to expand coal power capacity in Central Java, which is in the centre of Indonesia's economic corridor. But are PLN plans realistic and what will this cost—not just the cost to rate-payers, but also in terms of impacts on climate change and air pollution? Are there alternatives to these developments?