Researcher & Advisor
Rick’s work focusses on the energy transition, both in the Netherlands and abroad. Recently, Rick advised the Economic Affairs committee of the Dutch parliament on the effects of Germany’s Energiewende and the Social Economic Council (SER) in its efforts to reach an Energy Agreement for Sustainable Growth. Next to publishing scientific work, Rick writes for popular media such as the Financieele Dagblad and European Energy Review and is a frequently invited speaker at conferences.
Rick holds a Bachelor degree in Environmental Sciences and a Master degree in Renewable Energy Management from University of Freiburg (GER). In between he spent one semester at the Australian National University to study Sustainable Energy Systems. Before starting at DRIFT, Rick gained work experience in the (renewable) energy sector at the Netherlands Embassies in Australia and Germany and with the Clingendael International Energy Programme in the Hague.
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