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Keynote Speakers

Henrik Lund


M.Sc.Eng, PhD, Dr.Techn. Henrik Lund is Professor in Energy Planning at Aalborg University in Denmark and Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier international journal ENERGY. Prof. Lund was head of department from 1996 to 2002 and has served as head of several large research projects in Denmark as well as in Europe. Prof. Lund holds a PhD in “Implementation of sustainable energy systems” (1990) and a senior doctoral degree in “Choice Awareness and Renewable Energy Systems” (2009). Prof. Lund has more than 25 years of research experience and involvement in Danish Energy Planning and Policy making. Among others, Prof. Lund has been involved in the making of the Danish Society of Engineers’.proposal for a future 100% Renewable Energy Plan for Denmark. Prof. Lund was awarded a gold medal by the International Energy Foundation (IEF) for ”Best Research Paper Award” within the area “Energy Policies & Economics” in 1998. And Prof. Lund is the main developer of the energy system analysis model EnergyPLAN, which is used by various researchers and energy planners around the world. Prof. Lund has contributed to more than 200 books and articles and is the author of the book “Renewable Energy Systems - The Choice and Modeling of 100% Renewable Solutions.” (Academic Press, Elsevier 2014).


Roberto Schaeffer


Dr. Roberto Schaeffer teaches and conducts research in the Energy Planning Program of the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he currently holds a Full Professor position in Energy Economics. He holds a Ph.D. in Energy Management and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Schaeffer has already supervised more than 130 Master´s dissertations and Ph.D. theses, and published more than 300 scientific papers in the fields of energy and climate change, including publications in high-impact journals like Nature, Nature Climate Change, and Science. His main area of competence is in integrated assessment of climate change and coupled energy-economy climate modelling.
As of July 2014 Dr. Schaeffer began to serve on the Science Advisory Council (SAC) of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), in Sweden, and on the Science Advisory Committee (SAC) of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), in Austria.
As of July 2015 Dr. Schaeffer became a member of the Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) of the Integrated Assessment Modelling Consortium (IAMC), as of June 2016 became a member of the Expert Panel of the Energy Transition Commission and Fossil Fuels project of SEI, and as of November 2016 a member of the Advisory Board for the Routledge Series in Energy Transitions.
Dr. Schaeffer has been contributing to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special reports (Special Report on Technology Transfer, Special Report on Renewable Energy-SREEN, and Special Report on the Impacts of Global Warming of 1.5 C above Pre-industrial Levels and Related Global Greenhouse Gas Emission Pathways-SR1.5C), and assessment reports (AR4, AR5 and AR6) since 1998, as Review Editor (RE), Lead-author (LA), and Coordinating-lead-author (CLA).
In 2007 Dr. Schaeffer was a co-recipient, with a number of scientists, of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for the research contributions to the IPCC.


Reinhard Haas


Energy Economics Group, Institute of Energy Systems and Electric Drives, Vienna University of Technology.
Reinhard Haas is university professor of Energy Economics at Vienna University of Technology in Austria. He teaches Energy Economics, Regulation and Competition in Energy markets, and Energy Modelling.
His current research focus is on (i) evaluation and modelling of dissemination strategies for renewables; (ii) modelling paths towards sustainable energy systems; (iii) liberalisation vs regulation of energy markets; (iv) energy policy strategies.
He works in these fields since more than  20 years and has published more than 60 papers in reviewed international journals. Moreover, he has coordinated and coordinates projects for Austrian institutions as well as the European Commission and the International Energy Agency.

Special Session


“How to write and publish a scientific manuscript?”

Luc Hens


Graduated as a biologist and received his Ph. D. in Biology from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the “International Journal of Environment, Development and Sustainability”. Until 2010 he was a professor and Chair of the human ecology department. He also lectures at the Technical University in Sofia (Bulgaria), at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece), and at Lisbon University (Portugal). He was a senior scientific adviser at the “Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek” (VITO), which is Belgium’s biggest environmental research organization. He is currently retired as an emeritus professor. Professor Hens’ specific area of research concerns the elucidation of interdisciplinary instruments for sustainable development. In this framework, he acted as the promoter of over 10 research projects on environmental management in ports in Vietnam and Cambodia. Luc Hens acts as an expert in environmental policy on several councils in Belgium.

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