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João Pedro Gouveia

Senior Fellow, Energy Systems

João Pedro Gouveia is an environmental engineer with a PhD in Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies at the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal. He also works there as a Research Associate, addressing and modeling energy systems and performing related economic and policy analysis. In his research, João has been assessing the drivers of household energy consumption, looking at energy services’ demand projections and consumers’ segmentation towards tailor-made policies (e.g. under fuel poverty issues).

João has contributed to three European Union-funded projects: one for the definition of a decision support tool to prioritize energy efficiency measures in public buildings; one related to cities’ energy systems' transitions toward low carbon; and the last assessing an integrated infrastructure project for CO2 transport and storage. João has also worked on several policy support studies for the Portuguese Ministry of Environment and Economy on climate change, low carbon pathways, and renewable energy technology assessment.

João is the first author of several peer-reviewed publications and international conference presentations. Prior to his PhD, he completed his master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the Faculty of Sciences and Technology at NOVA University of Lisbon, where he also completed his bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering Sciences.

Research Focus: 
Energy Demand Projections
Renewable Energy Infrastructure
Concentrated Solar Power
Wind Turbines
Specialties: environmental engineering, energy systems, energy policy
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