Anna is an Associate in IISD’s Energy Program with over 15 years of experience in the energy and resources sectors. She advises on policy for incentivizing private and public sector investment in clean energy in both developed and emerging economies. Her research interests lie in the financial aspects of the energy system transition and include the role of state-owned enterprises, electricity market reform, and public financial interventions and tools to leverage private finance to renewable projects.
Anna holds a PhD from ETH Zurich in green state investment banks, specifically, their role in mobilizing finance to accelerate the energy transition and the politics behind their establishment and design. She also has an MSc in sustainable energy futures from the Imperial College London and bachelor degrees in Chemical Engineering and Science from the University of Queensland. Prior to joining IISD, she worked for nine years in the coal mining, energy, and oil and gas sectors as an engineer and risk consultant in various countries, including Australia, Indonesia, India, South Korea and the United States.
- Rethinking Eskom: Lessons from electricity sector reform in India and Mexico As South Africa debates how to reform its struggling electricity sector, this publication reviews how international experience from India and Mexico could inform the debate.
- Beyond Fossil Fuels: Fiscal transition in BRICS This report makes the case for preparing government budgets for the clean energy transition in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa).
- Raising Ambition Through Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform: Greenhouse gas emissions results modelling from 26 countries This working paper models 26 countries and finds national average emission reductions of 6 per cent from the removal of fossil fuel subsidies. For every tonne of CO2e removed through FFSR, governments save an average of USD 93. Global emission reductions from reforms are between 6.4 and 8.2 per cent by 2050. Countries can consider the carbon reduction co-benefits from FFSR and taxation within second-generation Nationally Determined Contributions.
- G20 Coal Subsidies: Tracking government support to a fading industry This research tracks each G20 country’s progress in phasing out subsidies to the production and consumption of coal (including coal-fired power), looking at fiscal support, public finance and state-owned enterprise investment.
- Fossil Fuel to Clean Energy Subsidy Swaps: How to pay for an energy revolution A “subsidy swap”—reallocating some of the savings from fossil fuel subsidy reform to fund the clean energy transition—can bring in economic, social and environmental benefits.