Nordic-Baltic Energy Conference 2023


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Hans van Steen

Hans van Steen is Principal Adviser for «an integrated renewable energy strategy towards the 2050 carbon neutrality objective» in the Directorate General for Energy in the European Commission.

Mr van Steen holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Århus, Denmark. He began his career in the Danish Ministry for Education and later moved to the Ministry for Energy as Head of Sector for European and Nordic energy co-operation. He joined the European Commission in 1989 as a Seconded National Expert, working mainly in the area of energy technology dissemination.

Following several assignments in the Commission in the fields of energy and transport, he became Deputy Head of Unit for Inter-institutional Affairs (2001 - 2006), Head of Unit for Renewable Energy (2006 - 2013), Head of Unit for International Energy Relations and Enlargement (2013 - 2017) and Adviser on Renewables, Energy Efficiency Research and Innovation (2017 - 2022). He was Acting Director (Just Transition, Consumers, Energy Efficiency and Innovation) from 2018 to 2021. Mr van Steen took up his current position on 16 January 2022.