Institute E+ is an initiative of the Institute for Climate and Society (iCS), which later became an independent organization with an interdisciplinary team that provides analysis, studies and ideas about political and economic issues, focusing on the Brazilian energy transformation. The actions of E+ are based on identifying the trends and barriers of developing a Brazilian energy sector with low greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In addition, it also assesses the contributions this sector makes to other economic sectors in the same fashion.
Amanda Ohara has a master’s degree in Energy Planning from COPPE/UFRJ and graduated in chemical engineering at UNICAMP. She has worked for 13 years in the Brazilian energy sector. She was employed in the areas of Basic Engineering and Corporate Strategy at Petrobras, where she developed an in-depth knowledge of the international market of oil, natural gas, and biofuels, and in the different technologies for the production of fuels. She has also worked as a consultant in renewable energy and energy efficiency, developing studies and coordinating activities in energy projects with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ). Since October, Amanda has been the new technical coordinator of the E+ Energy Dialogues initiative.