Mostafa Mostafa is a policy analyst in the IISD Energy Program. His work on sustainable energy systems focuses on climate change, energy policy, carbon regulatory and green growth. His recent work targets the analysis and development of clean energy transitions in Indonesia, Egypt and South Africa, among other developing countries. He is also developing strategies to redirect savings to clean energy projects previously allocated to fossil fuel subsidies. Together with Climate-KIC, he brought the global Climathon to Egypt for the first time in 2018, in collaboration with partners such as UN Development, GIZ and the Ministry of Environment in Egypt. Prior to his work at IISD, Mostafa worked for three years at ABB in Switzerland, Statkraft in Germany and RWTH University in Aachen.
Mostafa holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from RWTH Aachen and a master's degree in renewable energy systems from RWTH Aachen and Seoul National University. He is fluent in English, German and Arabic and basic French.
- 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.
- Getting to 23 Per Cent: Strategies to scale up renewables in Indonesia This report addresses seven concrete ways in which the Indonesian government can overcome the existing obstacles and make significant progress to grow renewable energy before 2025.
- 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.
- Indonesia's Coal Price Cap: A barrier to renewable energy deployment Indonesia's coal price cap encourages the consumption of coal while slowing the integration of renewable energy into the country's power grid.