Energy in Demand is an independent view of our global zero-carbon energy transition.  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 the zero carbon energy transition, based in Paris and London.  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 Efficiency 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 is currently on its board. More recently, Rod has worked extensively in Turkey and Romania, as well.  He currently President of the not-for-profit organisation, Energy Efficiency in Industrial Processes, based in Brussels.

EiD includes opinions, news, book reviews, gossip and guest contributions. Rod sets out to make sense of complex issues and developments and explain them for a wide audience.  Unlike the old days of newsletters, the blog format, together with its Twitter account, @EnergyDemand, makes it easy for readers to comment, and hopefully open up some good old fashion discussion.

EiD welcomes comments.  Please use the comment boxes to offer any suggestions or requests for future news items. Please join the discussion.

EiD publishes a weekly newsletter, focusing on the posts published that week. But there is always more: a weekly quote, a paragraph on sustainable travel, a short overview of the main issues of the week. You cannot subscribe through the website. You have to write to energyindemand@gmail.com.

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19 thoughts on “About

  1. Good to see what you are up to Rod all the best with the recycling of good ideas. Got some ideas of my own to contribute. Can we do a skype call sometime. Steve

    1. Great to hear from you, Steve. I certainly welcome your contributions in the future because I know you have great ideas to share. I’m away next couple of days but going on skype soon would be great. Glad you’re enjoying EiD.

  2. Hello

    Apologies if you have received this info before.

    I think your readers will want to know about this exciting, new Green Technology that is proven to neutralize pollution emissions.

    Stockholm based HydroInfra Technologies STC AB has already began forming joint ventures to deploy the technology. http://www.hydroinfra.com

    HIT is also in high level talks with governments and industry bosses excited about using the technology to help combat their increasing air & ocean pollution issues.

    After several years of research & development, HIT discovered a method to generate a nano gas that neutralizes all types of pollution emissions.

    Hydro Nano Gas ( HNG ) has been independently tested and verified by government licensed inspectors. Please see the reports on the HIT web site

    HNG will be deployed into power plants and ships that burn coal and oil.

    When HNG is injected into power plant and ship exhaust outlets, the pollution emissions are neutralized instantly.

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    HNG is safe, incredibly cost effective and can be deployed rapidly into power plants, ships and any other industrial plant with a smoke stack emitting pollution.

    HNG makes any fossil fuel carbon neutral.

    Recent pollution emission legislation for ships using EU & Baltic waters is already opening up joint ventures with HIT as shipping companies look for viable solutions to keeping their ships on the seas.

    In the USA, 1200 coal fired power plants are scheduled for closure unless they can reduce their pollution emissions. HIT has already had meetings to explore deployment of the HIT solution.

    Read more at the HIT web site: http://www.hydroinfra.com

    Thank you very much and my apologies once again if you have already received an email about HIT from other people. A small group of us are helping with the HIT awareness campaign. We are excited about sharing the info with everyone and are sending info to web site & blog publishers.

    Regards : Mike

  3. HydroInfra Technologies creates Hydro Nano Gas that Makes any fossil fuel climate neutral.


    You may already be aware of Hydro Nano Gas (HNG) technology and what it can do to eliminate air pollution from power plants, shipping and other industries.

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    Thank you.


  4. We were googeling for ocean energy turbine and came across your About | Energy in Demand – Sustainable Energy – Rod Janssen page. My biggest worry is green energy, unless we end using oil the world is going to be in serious danger.
    I am surprised people are not looking at using more renewable energy like Ocean Currents similar to Crowd Energy LLC. If we dont fix this problem soon its going to get worse.
    Cheers, Kristensen

  5. Hi Rod, following up on the COST – JRC event, let me thank you for sharing with us your encyclopedic knowledge on energy policy as well as providing high level contribution to the roundtables. Hope we’ll meet soon again!

    1. Hi Mickael. It was a pleasure to meet you and attend. There were many excellent themes that came out of the presentations and the discussions. This is such a fundamentally important area. I look forward to the next steps.

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