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New HCSS Podcast on Energy R&D Made in Germany

April 19th 2019 - 16:22

Germany is the European leader in renewable energy patenting. German government programs for energy R&D are generally characterized by a long-term and coherent approach, a strategic vision, and large amounts of funding. These and other aspects make German energy R&D policy a highly relevant research object for other European countries.

Strategic Energy Analyst Jan Braun joins HCSS Podcast host and Data Analyst Paul Verhagen to discuss his new report “Energy R&D Made in Germany: Strategic Lessons for the Netherlands”. Listen here.

Jan Braun is a Strategic Energy Analyst at HCSS. His research focuses on international energy markets, climate policies as well as the strategic consequences, risks and opportunities for state and non-state actors in the global energy transition. Jan has studied in Maastricht, Durham and Edinburgh and holds degrees in International Relations (MA) and Political Science & Economics (PhD-magna cum laude). He completed his PhD at Osnabrück University on legislative decision-making in EU climate and energy policy in a Marie Skłodowska-Curie research network on institutional cooperation in the European Union.
Paul Verhagen is a data scientist at HCSS, and holds a Master’s degree in Environment and Resource Management from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree at Amsterdam University College majoring in theoretical physics and philosophy. Paul has attended exchange programs in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Prior to joining HCSS, Paul interned at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he worked on global cyber capacity.