CURRENTLY: POLICY OFFICER (SNE) AT DG DEVCO - EUROPEAN COMMISSION - BRUSSELS (BELGIUM) (Natalia.email@example.com)
Graduate in Economics and Business Administration from the Universidad Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona, MsC in Applied Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and PhD in Agricultural and Natural Resources Economics from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain.
Working in CIEMAT since 2004, her research focuses on energy policy as well as socio-economic and environmental impact assessment of energy projects. She has participated in several European Commission and National research projects focusing on renewable energy cooperation policies as well as externalities of power generation technologies. From 2012 to 2015, she coordinated the EU funded project BETTER which aims at assessing the opportunities and barriers associated to renewable energy cooperation between Europe and neighboring countries.
Before joining CIEMAT, she worked in the field of development economics for various United Nations Agencies as well as for the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington DC (www.ifpri.org). Among other tasks, she was involved in the impact evaluation of various poverty reduction programs in Latin America and Africa. Prior to that, she also worked as a trade analyst for the Spanish Commercial Office in Sydney, Australia.
In her free time, volunteers at Energía Sin Fronteras (ESF), a foundation that supports rural electrification and water projects in less developed countries. You may visit ESF web page at http://www.energiasinfronteras.org/.
- MUSTEC: MARKET UPTAKE OF SOLAR THERMAL ELECTRICITY THROUGH COOPERATION - Horizon 2020 (2017-2020).
- CAPTURE: Competitive SolAr Power Towers - HORIZON 2020 (2015-2019).
- ELIGE: NUEVO CONCEPTO DE GENERACIÓN PORTÁTIL DE ENERGÍA BASADO EN HIDRÓGENO Y PILA DE COMBUSTIBLE ULTRALIGERA Y DE ALTA DENSIDAD DE POTENCIA (2015-2019).
Lechón Y, De la Rúa C, Rodríguez-Serrano I, Caldés N. Socioeconomic implications of biofuels deployment through an Input-Output approach. A case study in Uruguay. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 104, April 2019, Pages 178-191.
Caldés N, Del Río P, Lechón Y, Gerbeti A. Renewable Energy Cooperation in Europe: What Next? Drivers and Barriers to the Use of Cooperation Mechanisms. Energies 2019, 12 (1). 70.
Caldés N, Rodriguez-Serrano I. Potential contribution of concentrated solar power in meeting the sustainable development goals. American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings 2033, 120001 (2018).
Rodríguez-Serrano I, Caldés N. The potential contribution of solar thermal electricity (STE) in the light of the Paris Agreements. American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings 2033,120004 (2018).
Lilliestam J, Barradi T, Caldés N, Gomez M, Hanger S, Kern J, Komendantova N, Mehos M, Hong WM, Wang Z, Patt A. Policies to keep and expand the option of concentrating solar power for dispatchable renewable electricity. Energy Policy (2018) 116, pp.193–197.
Muñoz M, Herrera I, Lechón Y, Caldés N, Iglesias E. Environmental Assessment of Electricity Based on Straight Jatropha Oil on Floreana Island, Ecuador. BioEnergy Research (2018) volume 11, issue 1, pp. 123–138.
Rodríguez-Serrano I, Caldés N, De la Rúa C, Lechón Y, Garrido A. Using the Framework for Integrated Sustainability Assessment (FISA) to expand the Multiregional Input–Output analysis to account for the three pillars of sustainability. Environment, Development and Sustainability (2017) 19:1981.
Trieb F, Kern J, Caldés N, De la Rúa C, Türk A, Frieden D. Rescuing the concept of solar electricity transfer from North Africa to Europe. International Journal of Energy Sector Management. Vol. 10 Issue 3 pp. 448 – 473 (2016).
Lilliestam J, Caldés N, Ellenbek S, Karakosta C.Understanding the absence of renewable electricity imports to the European Union. International Journal of Energy Sector Management. Vol. 10 Issue 3 pp. 291 – 311 (2016).
BOOK & BOOK CHAPTERS
Caldés N, Díaz-Vázquez AR. Roadmap and action plan for the first cross-border solar project, EUR 29688 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2019, ISBN 978- 92-76-00674-9.
Neofytou H, Karakosta C, Caldés N. Impact Assessment of Climate and Energy Policy Scenarios: A Multi-criteria Approach. In: Doukas H., Flamos A., Lieu J. (eds) Understanding Risks and Uncertainties in Energy and Climate Policy. Springer, Cham, 2019, pp.123-142.
Lago C, Caldés N, Lechón Y. (Editors). The role of bioenergy in the bioeconomy: resources, technology, sustainability and policy. 1st edition. 2019, eBook ISBN: 9780128130575; Paperback ISBN: 9780128130568. Academic Press, 584 pp.
Lago C., Herrera I, Caldés N, Lechón Y. Nexus Bioenergy-Bioeconomy - Chapter one. The role of bioenergy in the bioeconomy: resources, technology, sustainability and policy, 2019, pp 3-24.
Rodríguez-Serrano, I., Caldés, N., Garrido A, De la Rúa, C., Lechón, Y. Socioeconomic, Environmental, and Social Impacts of a Concentrated Solar Power Energy Project in Northern Chile. Mediterranean Green Buildings & Renewable Energy, Volume 1, chapter 69, Ed. Ali Sayigh, Springer International Publishing, 2017. ISBN 978-3-319-30746-6 (Hardback).
Caldés N, Díaz-Vázquez A. Promoting solar electricity exports from southern to central and northern European countries: Extremadura case study. EUR 29087 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2018, ISBN 978-92-79-77885-8, doi:10.2760/673989, JRC110332.
Cabal H, Lechón Y, Caldés N, De la Rúa C, García-Gusano D, López Bernabé E, López-Dóriga I, Santamaría M. Ex post and prospective analyses of Renewable policies in Spain. Chapter in Informing Energy and Climate Policies Using Energy Systems Models. Insights from Scenario Analysis Increasing the Evidence Base. Lecture Notes in Energy 30. Editors: G. Giannakidis, M. Labriet, B. Ó'Gallachóir, and GC.Tosato. Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-16539-4. January 2015.
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