Senior Research Associate, Energy Institute, UCL

Xavier is a sociologist and socio-economist specialised on energy and environmental issues. His main research interests are on: clean energy policies, energy access in developing countries, the decision-making on large infrastructure and conservation projects.

Currently he is responsible of two international research projects led with partners in South Africa and in India: one on supporting African municipalities with sustainable energy transitions and another one on developing a pro-poor public private partnership model for delivering clean thermal energy services in developing countries.

Previously he was research fellow at the Centre for Management under Regulation - Warwick Business School (2005-2011), where he coordinated the Sustainable Energy Regulation Network (REEEP-SERN), a network of energy regulators in the Global South promoting energy access through clean energy.


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    Senior Research Associate, Energy Institute, UCL