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COVID-19: A Catalyst for Decarbonization and Integration of the Mediterranean Energy Market

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Jun 11, 2020 / 0 Comments
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This Opinion piece by Senior Advisor, Dr. Silvia Pariente-David analyses the implications of the COVID-19 crisis on energy markets and on greenhouse gas emissions. It argues that only ambitious green stimulus packages can prevent a massive rebound in emissions, centered on a massive renewable energy scale-up. It then explains why Mediterranean integration is an enabler for decarbonization and for the development of hydrogen production in the southern shore of the Mediterranean. 

 

You can read the full article on The Policy Center for the New South website 

Dr. Silvia Pariente-David

Silvia Pariente-David is a Senior Advisor on energy at the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI). She helped create the CMI Forum on Energy and Climate Change. She has 40 years of experience in managerial positions in financing, advisory and consulting activities in the fields of energy project evaluation, energy market analysis, regional energy market integration and climate policy assessment. Throughout her career, she has thrived to promote regional energy market integration, be it the EU Single Market, the Common Maghreb energy market or the nascent Euro-Mediterranean energy market.

 

While a Senior Energy Specialist at the World Bank, Dr Pariente-David was one of the leaders of the MENA CSP scale-up program, funded by a $750 million grant from the Clean Technology Fund, and the Task Team Leader for the first project under that program, the Noor-Ouarzazate plant in Morocco. Previously, she was leading a consulting team advising major energy companies on their renewable energy strategy, conducting power plant valuation studies and assessing natural gas market value. She also directed DRI/McGraw-Hill (now IHS) World Energy Service, providing clients with oil, natural gas and electricity price forecasts.

 


She holds a PhD in Operations Research from MIT and an Eng. Deg. in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from ENSIMAG at Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble.

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