Guillermo Pereira is a Senior Energy Analyst in the Climate & Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. In his role, he analyzes and advocates for regulatory and policy reforms that remove barriers for renewable energy and energy storage. This includes a regional focus on wholesale energy markets, as well as a state focus on regulatory decision-making processes.
Prior to joining UCS, Dr. Pereira held postdoctoral research positions at the University of East Anglia, focusing on consumer participation in the clean-energy transition. Before that, he worked on sustainable energy innovation and energy policy research projects at the University of Manchester. His research on sustainable energy systems has spanned a range of topics, including energy efficiency governance and job creation, utility business model adaptation, regulatory adaptation to solar distributed energy generation, utility investment in sustainable energy technologies, and green investments in COVID-19 recovery policy packages. Dr. Pereira’s research on utilities adaptation has included extensive analysis of companies’ technological and governance choices related to sustainable energy technologies.
Dr. Pereira holds a PhD in sustainable energy systems from the University of Coimbra, Portugal, and the MIT Portugal Program, a masters in energy in sustainability, with a specialization in energy systems and energy policies, and a bachelor’s in management from the University of Coimbra, Portugal.
Guillermo’s research has been published in journals including Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, Energy Research and Social Science, and Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.