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José Maria Valenzuela

Oxford Martin Fellow, Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy

Oxford Martin Fellow

José Maria Valenzuela is a doctoral student in the Blavatnik School of Government, at the University of Oxford. He is working on the challenges of energy systems transformation in response to social and environmental concerns, in particular climate change. In particular, Jose is exploring the role of knowledge brokers, regulatory capacity and the decarbonisation of electricity systems, using empirical evidence from four countries: China, Chile, Mexico and the UK. He’s an active member of the China Health, Environment and Welfare (CHEW) research group in China.

Previously, Jose has worked for Mexico’s Department of Energy on climate change and renewable energy policy, and for international (UNIDO), transnational (WWF), and national organizations in Mexico (FDS) and the United States (NREL). He holds an undergraduate degree in International Relations from El Colegio de México, an MPA degree from Tsinghua University, and a MA on International Relations from the University of Chicago.

Jose is motivated by the possibilities of creative public policy, nurtured through international collaboration between state and non-state agents. He works on the challenges of energy systems transformation in response to social and environmental concerns, in particular climate change.

His published work concerns the multiple dimension of transforming the energy sector with an emphasis on the role of innovative forms of governance, regulation and property. Previously, he worked for Mexico’s Department of Energy on climate change and renewable energy policy. On the same topics, he worked or consulted for international (IADB, UNIDO and UNEP), transnational (WWF), and national organizations in Mexico (FDS) and the United States (NREL). He holds an undergraduate degree in International Relations from El Colegio de México, a MPA degree from Tsinghua University, and graduated with honors from the MA program of the Committee on International Relations at the University of Chicago.

Between 2011 and 2013 he was part of Canada’s Waterloo Global Science Initiative and in 2013 he was selected as a Future Energy Leader (FEL) by the London based World Energy Council and have remained part of the FEL Program throughout these years.