Founded in 2018, E+ Energy Transition Institute is already connected to a global network of think tanks.
The Brazilian energy transition has gained the perfect space to house and expand its debates.
E+ Energy Transition Institute originated from the inspiration of the team from the Institute for Climate and Society (iCS), with their experience in international dialogues about energy transition and low carbon economies. E+ Institute is being developed by iCS to become, subsequently, an autonomous and independent organization.
Founded in 2018, E+ Energy Transition Institute is already connected to a global network of think tanks. These centers of reflection are part of the International Network of Energy Transition Think Tanks (INETTT).
Since its foundation, adopting a multidisciplinary approach, the team from E+ Institute and its partners have researched, produced, gathered together and offered knowledge about advanced proposals in terms of energy transition.
This includes since information to qualify the debate to the design of new regulatory, institutional and financial arrangements, in addition to monitoring the technological revolution that has been modifying the way of producing, distributing and consuming energy.
Guarantee the institutional impartiality and a sensible and non-partisan perspective;
We are not against or in favor of specific technologies;
An essential tool for the sustainability, the constructive and disruptive thinking and the engagement of society;
Technical and scientific rigor
Our work is scientifically based and technically consistent;
Pragmatism and objectivity in the long term
We seek pragmatic solutions with significant long-term repercussions;
Balancing economic, environmental and social interests.
Our methodology is based on the interaction with the think tanks that are members of the International Network of Energy Transition Think Tanks (INETTT) and on the inclusive and permanent dialogue with experts and stakeholders in Brazil. E+ Institute seeks to identify and anticipate trends and barriers to the construction of a low carbon energy sector and to develop scientifically sound and politically viable ways of responding to these questions, whether they are economic, technological or political.
It is part of the essence of E+ Energy Transition Institute to be accountable to society for the work that it performs for the benefit of the Brazilian energy transition.
E+ Institute is financed by funds from international foundations and organizations raised by the Institute for Climate and Society (iCS) and does not receive funds from companies or from the Brazilian government. This guarantees our independence, transparency and plurality in conducting discussions with all sectors of society.
Independence and accountability to society.
PhD in Energy from the University of São Paulo. Electrical Engineer from the University of São Paulo. Founder of RRS Energia. Researcher at FGV Ceri. Director of Strategic Regulation of the Enel Group. Commercial, Business Development and Wind & Product Engineering Director of Alstom/GE for 7 years. Held the position of Superintendent of Technical and Commercial Regulation of Distribution and Generation of the EDP Group and Regulatory and Project Development Superintendency of EDP Renováveis. She was in the position of Project Coordinator in MME, having been responsible for the conception and operationalization of the Program Luz para Todos. She was a Researcher at the University of Oldenburg, Germany, Imperial College London and CIRED in Paris. Voluntary Professor at USP-SP (Poli, IEE and Geography). She was for 13 years a Counselor of the Brazilian Association of Wind Energy – ABEEOLICA.
NATHALIA PAES LEME
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ADVISOR
Nathalia is studying for a master’s degree in Energy Planning at the PPE/COPPE/UFRJ. She holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and a postgraduate degree in Analysis, Design and Systems Management from the Estácio de Sá University. She also holds a degree in Cinema from the Estácio de Sá University and studied Astronomy at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Nathalia has already worked in the industry, communication and technical areas. She has experience in management and supplier coordination, project development, production management, translation and dissemination of technical knowledge and scientific research. At the E+ Institute, she supports the Executive Director on institutional development, management of the different coordinations, relationships with stakeholders and funders, and planning, monitoring, and guiding the activities and products developed by the E+ Institute.
Administrative Financial Coordinator
Marcelino Santos has built a career in Management and Finance in international and national Third Sector organizations, having worked in organizations such as Heinrich Boll Stiftung, Amnesty International Brazil, and Save the Children Sweden. He holds an MBA in Strategic Management with a focus on Information Systems from Universidade Federal Fluminense, and an Accounting degree from Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. He is also a member of the Fiscal Board of ActionAid Brasil and the Burle Marx Institute. He is a supporter of debate and mentoring on how to leverage and professionalize management and finance in the third sector, especially for NGOs and professionals without access to tools that promote organizational improvements and transparency.
She has a degree in Environmental Engineering from UFRJ, a master’s degree in Energy Systems Planning from FEM/UNICAMP, and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Energy Planning at PPE/UFRJ. She studied for 2 semesters at Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands, as a scholarship holder of the Science without Borders Program. She was an intern in the department of Gas and Energy at Petrobras. As a researcher at FGV Energia, she worked in the electricity sector department with analysis of renewable sources, business models, energy portfolios, financial feasibility studies of projects, demand response and distributed generation.
President of the Deliberative Board
Alice holds a Law degree from UERJ (State University of Rio de Janeiro) and a MSc in Political Economy of Late Development from the London School of Economics. She has experience in corporate law and a long track record in projects with civil society organizations in the field of sustainable development and climate change. Alice was Coordinator of the Climate Policy and Outreach Portfólio at iCS – Institute for Climate and Society, and before that she coordinated climate and development projects at GiP – Public Interest Management. Alice currently resides in Germany where she is a Humboldt Chancellor Fellow, conducting research on civil society’s influence on parliamentary engagement on climate agendas.
André Strauss was one of the founding partners of Kadima in 2007. He played both the front and the back office, given the size of the company. With the rapid growth and the increasing demands of the _back_, he ended up focusing more on this area, where the pain was greater. From the front, he stayed only in the investment committee of the new strategies. In 2015, he was invited by Squadra and Itaú (credit recovery area) to be CEO of the phase out of CR2 Empreendimentos Imobiliários, making size adjustments (G&A), governance, liquidating assets and renegotiating debts. From 2017 to 2018, he took a sabbatical to work unpaid as CEO of the NOVO party, helping to make the internal structuring of the institution to the necessary size for future electoral challenges. From 2018 to 2020, he provided consulting services to two companies of analogous nature and scopes: a distressed assets manager (Iron Capital) (with some Private Equity and Real Estate) still in early stages and a boutique (Chimera), moving towards becoming a manager, with a portfolio of NPL club deals and some Private Equity deals in the pipeline. In these two houses, he helped in the internal structuring of the companies, as well as participated in the evaluation of deals and M&As, looking at the financial, operational and governance aspects of the possible investees. In the last year, together with friends, who own a medium size consulting company (EloGroup) (revenues of 140MM), he dedicated to set up a holding company using consulting as a lever in the investees. André is currently a liquid assets analyst at Opportunity. He has a degree in Production Engineering from UFRJ, with a course in Board Governance from IBGC.
President of the Audit Committee
An economist by training, she dedicated the first part of her professional life to strategic areas of Finance in large multinationals such as Unilever, Alcoa and Diageo. Later she joined the Third Sector, giving a new focus to her work, promoting an interesting exchange between the experience acquired in the private sector and the reality of the Third Sector. Since then, she has been consolidating her work in Finance and Management in organizations such as IDIS, Instituto Rukha, Junior Achievement, Arapyaú, Serrapilheira and Instituto Escolhas.
Nilton Mattos Neto
Nilton is a lawyer who graduated from UERJ and has a master’s degree in law with a focus on Financing and Maritime Law from King’s College London. Nilton is a partner at Mattos Filho Advogados and has extensive experience in infrastructure and energy projects, especially in the offshore area. Nilton is the coordinator of the legal and regulatory committee of the Norwegian-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (NBCC), a member of the maritime committee of the International Bar Association, Brazilian Association of Maritime Law, Association of International Energy Association, and YoungShip Brazil. Worked as secondee at Freshfields, Bruckhaus Deringer, in London, and at BP, Petrobras and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), in Rio de Janeiro.
The E+ Institute has experts on its board
E+ Institute is part of a global network of think tanks