Manager Fuels and Cities
- Biomass and renewable fuels
- Energy systems in the urban environment
- Transition processes in the urban environment
In 2017 I became general manager ‘Fuels and Cities’. The thread running through all these issues has always been my passion to use my knowledge and skills to contribute to building a more sustainable world. As a physicist I like to break down large, complex issues into clear choices and discrete processes, so policy-makers and politicians can get to work on them. This requires analytical skills, an ability to listen and think creatively, and a willingness to explain the results of all that thought and reflection to others in a way they can understand. I also enjoy working alongside others and helping ensure everyone brings out the very best in themselves. On your own you can often make rapid progress, but together you come further – which is one of the reasons I value relations so highly.
The issues closest to my heart are the role to be played by biomass in a sustainable world and how that is to be organised, and how a renewable energy supply for the urban environment is to be designed and organised. Both are complex issues involving a wide variety of players and numerous different interests and begging policy questions at the local, national and international level. They require robust know-how on issues of substance, but also a keen awareness that parties need to collaborate to flesh out solutions. These are the issues I’m working on together with my team.
An ex-ante evaluation of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive - Article 7 Published in Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy
Rosenow, J., Leguijt, C., Pató, Z., Eyre, N., Fawcett, T. (2016): An ex-ante evaluation of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive - Article 7. Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy 5(2)
- Transition strategy for electricity heat
- Vision on achieving a major share of renewables
- Recommendations on CO2 abatement policy in Rotterdam Municipal District
- Texel energy vision and implementation plan
- Renewable energy in Amsterdam: opportunities on the horizon
- Configurations and optimisations of the Amsterdam heat grid
- CO2 emissions of Amsterdam boroughs