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Pablo Ruiz

Energy Transition Specialist

Pablo Ruiz holds a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master's degree in Energy Markets and Regulation Modelling.

During his more than 15-year career, he has been involved in processes such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the launch of the International Renewable Energy Agency and the development of the National Renewable Energy Action Plan for Spain. Before joining Rabobank, he was working as an Energy Policy Analyst at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre. His work has been cited in the Impact Assessment accompanying the Communication on “Stepping up Europe’s 2030 climate ambition” and the European offshore strategy.

Publications Pablo Ruiz


The EU's road to net-zero mobility: Highway or traffic jam?

Within the EU Green Deal the transport sector needs to cut 90% of its emissions by 2050. This article outlines the policies that the EU is deploying to this end. The policies cover a very broad range, raising the question of whether the many stakeholders will be able to implement all the required changes.


The complex task of reforming the EU’s electricity market

On September 14, the European Commission proposed specific intervention measures to address the soaring energy prices. Such intervention is a complex task, and any approach has its own drawbacks. This report reviews the proposal and contextualises it, among all the possible ones.


High EU Carbon Prices Are Structural, and Inaction Is Not an Option

The EU’s carbon market is going through a perfect storm of disruptions. Despite the current turbulence, we expect a structurally high EU carbon price for the long term. Companies affected by the EU ETS must start drafting their adaptation strategies.


EU ETS Basics: How a Market Can Help Reduce GHG Emissions

Urgent decarbonization requires significant investments. The EU’s carbon market, the EU ETS, was deployed in 2005 to enable them. This paper covers its story and basic principles, and how can it help trigger decarbonization investments.