Keynote Speakers

Professor 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).

Professor Xavier Labandeira

Professor in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Vigo and belong to the research group Rede and to the Galician cluster Ecobas. Director of Economics for Energy, a private research center that specializes in the analysis of energy issues and aims to create and transmit rigorous, neutral and useful knowledge to the different agents of Spanish society. Member of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for the elaboration of its Fifth and Sixth Assessment Reports (respectively released in 2014 and forthcoming in 2021). Between 2014 and 2017, director of the Florence School of Regulation-Climate at the European University Institute in Florence.
Prof. Labandeira research lies in the boundaries between climate, energy and public economics: His work has been published in the leading academic journals. He is also a member of the EAERE’s Policy Outreach Committee since 2018 and currently a member of the committee of experts for the reform of the Spanish tax system.