Jose Maria Valenzuela is a Fellow at the Energy for Growth Hub. He is a research fellow at the University of Oxford Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS) and Oxford Net Zero Fellow. As a scholar of international and comparative studies, he studies policy-making institutions and practices, focusing on how technical knowledge is used in government. He has published work on electricity market design, energy planning, and, more recently, carbon removal and developmental concerns. Previously, he worked for Mexico’s Department of Energy as climate change and renewable energy planning lead. He holds a DPhil in Public Policy from the University of Oxford Blavatnik School of Government and trained as an international politics scholar at El Colegio de México, The University of Chicago, and Tsinghua University. He is a scientific member of the El Colegio de México Energy Programme and a regular contributor to the Oxford Scenarios Programme executive education course.