Head of Center EU & International Affairs, Austrian Energy Agency (AEA)
Leonardo Barreto is head of center for EU and international projects of the Austrian Energy Agency (AEA). His areas of work are renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy policy and international cooperation. Dr. Barreto was also Lead Author in WGIII of the 5th IPCC Assessment Report.
Before joining AEA in 2007, Dr. Barreto was head of the Energy Economics Group at Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Switzerland. From 2001 to 2004, he was research scholar in the energy program at IIASA. From 1997 to 2001 he was a research assistant at the Energy Economics Group of PSI. During 1996 he was assistant instructor in Electrical Engineering at the National University of Colombia and from 1993 to 1995 he worked for the Energy and Mines Planning Unit (UPME) of the Colombian Energy Ministry.
Dr. Barreto holds BSc and MSc degrees in electrical engineering from the National University of Colombia and a PhD in technical sciences from the ETH Zürich.