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 climate change is humanity’s greatest challenge and the most meaningful opportunity to build a more sustainable and equitable future.

Before joining Lowercarbon, Alex worked to accelerate energy access and clean energy deployment in emerging economies. He has worked in India, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico, Kenya, and Uganda on policies and financing for decarbonization, 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, shipping, and aviation.

Previously, Alex was a Fulbright Scholar in Java and Lombok, Indonesia, researching the nexus of climate resilience, energy access, and food and water security. In Indonesia, 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, Italian, French, and Indonesian. In addition to India and Indonesia, he’s also lived in Uganda, Belgium, and Spain. As an avid backpacker and street food enthusiast, Alex has traveled to over 50 countries and (painfully) built up a mean microbiome.

Alex holds an 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 Clean Energy Leadership Institute (CELI) fellowship.


Alex Laplaza