Ruud Kempener

Policy Officer, Renewables and Energy System Integration Policy, DG ENER,

Ruud Kempener is a policy officer in the renewables unit of DG Energy since 2016, where he works on the Commission’s strategies on hydrogen and energy system integration, as well as its implications for international cooperation activities and the industrial competitiveness of renewables. Before that, Ruud was the Power Sector Transformation Strategies Analyst at International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and he was responsible for the initial development of IRENA's global renewable energy roadmap. From 2007 to 2011, Ruud spend two years as a Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex, UK. Ruud received his PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Sydney, Australia and an MSc in Technology & Society from Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands.