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Tomas Kåberger, Chair of Executive Board of Renewable Energy Institute
Appointed as Member of the Swedish Climate Policy Council

12 December 2017

Tomas Kåberger, Chair of Executive Board of Renewable Energy Institute, has been appointed as member of the Swedish Climate Policy Council to be established on 1 January 2018.

In June 2017, Sweden had pledged at their national assembly to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045. As an independent organization, the Climate Policy Council will evaluate how the policy of the Swedish government is compatible with the country’s climate goals.

The council is formed by eight Sweden’s prominent climate and energy policy experts and Tomas Kåberger was elected as one among eight.

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  • Tomas Kåberger
    Tomas Kåberger
    Chair of Executive Board, Renewable Energy Institute
    Tomas Kåberger has been the Chair of Executive Board of Renewable Energy Institute since its foundation in 2011. Academically, he got an MSc in Engineering Physics, a PhD in Physical Resource Theory, and Docent in Environmental Science at Chalmers. He has been professor in International Sustainable Energy Systems at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University, and he is currently Professor of Industrial Energy Policy at Chalmers University of Technology and serves as Distinguished Visiting Expert of bio-energy technology at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou. Industrially, he has had leading roles in companies providing fuels and technology in the bio-energy industry, another company developing sustainable energy solutions for the automotive industry, and a company operating wind power plants. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Vattenfall, and the board of Industrifonden, an industrial investment foundation. Politically, he has served on board of Swedish and European Environmental Citizen’s organizations, several Swedish Government Commit tees developing energy and environmental legislation, and China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development as a member of a task force on Low-Carbon Industrialization Strategies. From 2008 until 2011 he was Director General of the National Swedish Energy Agency.

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