Energy in Demand is an independent view of the world of sustainable energy. With a focus on Europe, it considers global developments in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and the policy context of climate change.
Energy in Demand is not new. It started in 1990 as a quarterly newsletter and continued through to 1999. Many of you still remind us of those good old days.
Energy in Demand is edited by Rod Janssen, an independent expert on sustainable energy, based in Paris. Rod’s wide-ranging career began with the Canadian Energy Department, then shifted to the International Energy Agency before establishing a consultancy in energy, environment and climate change, based in Europe.
In the 1980s, he led the International Energy Agency’s first international study to evaluate energy efficiency programmes. He has been involved in Europe-wide energy efficiency and renewable energy policy analysis for the past two decades. His extensive work for the European Commission in the 1990s included evaluations of the SAVE (energy efficiency), ALTENER (renewable energy) programmes of the EC and Council Directive 93/76, the “SAVE Directive” that preceded the Energy Services and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directives.
Rod has worked on energy and climate change programmes in economies in transition from central and eastern Europe, and in developing countries on all continents, working with both HELIO International and SouthSouthNorth. He was responsible for buildings policy for eceee, the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy from 2009 through 2011, and worked closely with several organisations on energy performance of buildings. He currently President as well as chairs a financial discussion group for the not-for-profit organisation, Energy Efficiency in Industrial Processes, based in Brussels.
EiD includes opinions, news, book reviews, gossip and guest contributions. This re-launched EiD brings Rod back into the business of reporting and analysing sustainable energy developments – as he did for his own newsletter by the same name in the 1990s. Then, as now, he sets out to make sense of complex issues and developments and explain them for a wide audience. Unlike the old days of newsletters, the new blog format makes it easy for readers to comment, and hopefully open up some good old fashion discussion.
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