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Benjamin Attia

Research Lead for Energy, Climate and Sustainability


Areas of Expertise

Solar Power, Markets, Technology

Benjamin Attia is Research Lead for Energy, Climate and Sustainability at the Blackrock Investment Institute, where he leads the firm’s in-house transition scenario modeling effort, supports investment research processes for climate infrastructure, and provides insights on topics related to energy, systems, climate change, and the SDGs to internal and external clients. He is a part-time doctoral researcher focused on climate finance flows to the Global South and novel climate finance instruments at the Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford. He also conducts affiliated research with various partners and as a Non-Resident Fellow at The Payne Institute for Public Policy and the James E. Rogers Energy Access Project at Duke University. Ben was previously a Principal Analyst in the Energy Transition practice at Wood Mackenzie, where he built and led the firm’s coverage of power sector transitions and energy access in emerging markets, primarily focused in Africa and the Middle East. He has also worked in solar asset management and rural electrification at SunEdison, and conducted regulatory research for the U.S. utilities sector at the National Regulatory Research Institute. Benjamin holds a Masters of Energy & Environmental Policy and a B.S. in Economics and Energy & Environmental Policy from the Biden School of Public Policy & Administration at the University of Delaware.

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