Renewable energy and development; R&D policy; climate change; decarbonization and dramatic reductions in resource consumption; energy-health and energy-food linkages; energy and gender; national and multinational energy policy; rural development; risk assessment. Particular geographic interests in Africa, Central America/Mexico, E and SE Asia
* Grid integration of intermittent renewables
* Power system operations and planning
* Energy policy
Bioenergy technology and policy, focus on the sugarcane sector
Christian’s research focuses on understanding the role of energy systems in rural community development. He also studies how lack of information impacts community perceptions of development interventions, and ultimately their efficacy.
April 2010 - December 2011
sustainable energy system, clean financing schemes for renewable deployment and policy implications