Marco Dell'Aquila is Senior Adjunct Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment at SAIS Europe
Co-Founder and Chairman, inspiratia
Founder and Chairman, Power Capital
Professor Dell'Aquila has taught at SAIS since 2011 and is a member of the SAIS Europe Advisory Council. As Chairman of inspiratia and previously IJGlobal, Dell’Aquila has spent 25 years as an author and commentator on the evolution of energy and infrastructure markets, as well as regulation and emerging technologies to combat climate change. He has also advised on numerous energy transactions around the world spanning virtually all forms of cleantech and renewables. He is currently CIO of a UK green hydrogen company.
Marco has a BSc (Tech) in Civil and Structural Engineering from the University of Manchester and an MA in International Relations and Economics from SAIS.
- Renewables: the challenges of transitioning from marginal to mainstream source of energy
This course provides an overview of the renewable energy sector. Students will be exposed to all of the building blocks necessary to take a renewable energy project from concept to reality, spanning regulation/economics, technical, project development and financing aspects. By necessity the topic is multi-disciplinary and also international in its scope. The course will also place renewable energy in the wider energy debate. The professor invites experts in the field to some lectures in order to expose students to hundreds of years of renewable energy project development, technical and financial experience. The topics covered by the speakers will be fully integrated into the syllabus. Each speaker will typically have a 30 minute slot to cover a specific topic (20 minute presentation & 10 minute Q&A). Subject to travel plans, speakers will make themselves available after the lecture to students wishing to engage in more detailed discussions.
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