Alex is a Partner at Lowercarbon Capital where he keeps his ear to the ground for the most audacious climate solutions. Alex brings wide-ranging expertise on scalable climate solutions across energy, agriculture, transportation, and industry. He believes that climate change is both humanity’s greatest challenge and its most meaningful opportunity to build a more sustainable and equitable future.

Prior to joining Lowercarbon, Alex worked to accelerate energy access and clean energy deployment in emerging economies. He collaborated with stakeholders in India, Brazil, Indonesia, Kenya, Uganda, and Bangladesh on policies and financing mechanisms for clean energy and mobility deployment, including with ReNew Power, India’s largest renewable energy producer in the world’s fastest-growing energy market. Most recently, Alex was a master’s student at Stanford University focused on the policies, business models, and technologies required to decarbonize the hardest-to-abate sectors like cement, steel, chemicals, and heavy transportation.

Previously, Alex was a Fulbright Scholar in rural Indonesia researching the nexus of climate resilience, energy access, and food and water security. It was in Indonesia that Alex came to appreciate how fast we were running out of time, leading him to collaborate with the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment and briefly with Harvard University’s Solar Geoengineering Research Program as a visiting scholar.

Born in Madrid and raised in New York, Alex speaks Spanish, French, and Indonesian. The jury is out on whether he can claim Italian too. In addition to India and Indonesia, he’s also lived in Uganda, Belgium, and Spain. An avid backpacker and street food enthusiast, Alex has traveled to over 50 countries and (painfully) built up a mean microbiome in the process.

Alex holds a MA in international policy specializing in energy and the environment from Stanford University, an Honors BA in international studies specializing in environmental policy and economic development from American University, and a fellowship from the Clean Energy Leadership Institute (CELI).


Alex Laplaza