In my work I want to contribute to the energy transition we so urgently need. At CE Delft I can combine my analytical skills and extensive experience with policy processes to come up with robust, concrete policy recommendations on these and allied issues.
Climate change and the dramatic decline of nature and biodiversity mean we need to realign our economy and thus our energy systems to a completely new set of principles. Fossil fuels need to be phased out rapidly, but the transition to renewables brings challenges of its own – with respect to power grid capacity and storage facilities, for example, and development of alternatives like hydrogen for sectors that cannot readily be electrified.
I studied Physics and History of International Relations at Utrecht University. In recent years I was employed at the Dutch ministry of Foreign Affairs, where I gained wide experience in European climate and energy policy and the attendant national and European policy processes.