58 minutes | Mar 10, 2021

Ep34: Kristian Ruby 'Electrifying Almost Everything for Net-Zero'

This week, Kristian Ruby, the Secretary-General of Eurelectric since 2017, will be joining us for a conversation. Eurelectric is a pan-European organisation with the aim of representing the common interests of the electricity industry. He was also once part of the Danish government in the Ministries of Climate and Energy as well as Environment. Bio Kristian Ruby has been the Secretary-General of Eurelectric, a pan-European organisation with the aim of representing the common interests of the electricity industry since 2017. Prior to this role, Kristian was Chief Policy Officer at WindEurope between 2015 and 2016. This involved producing political strategies as well as leading the political advocacy work. From 2014 to 2015, he was Chief Advisor/Manager at Operate A/S who work closely with corporations, ministries, and government agencies with PR campaigns concerning climate and the environment. Kristian has political experience as well. Between 2010 and 2014 he was working as an assistant to Connie Hedegaard, the EU Commissioner for Climate Action in the European. Prior to this, Kristian held several roles in the Danish Ministry of Climate and Energy including speechwriter, head of press, and special adviser. He was also acting head of press for Minister for Climate and Energy, Lykke Friis during COP15 in Copenhagen. In the earlier years, Kristian had a career in journalism working as a freelancer as well as for Danmarks Radio for 5 years. He attended Roskilde University where he completed his BA in International Development and his MA in History and Development Studies. Links Official Bio https://be.linkedin.com/in/kristian-ruby-143685 Europe’s vehicle fleets to boast 10.5m EVs by 2030 (February, 2021) https://www.energylivenews.com/2021/02/03/europes-vehicle-fleets-to-boast-10-5m-evs-by-2030/ ‘Not fit for purpose’: Europe’s distribution grids ‘need up to €425bn of investment to enable energy transition’ (January, 2021) https://www.rechargenews.com/transition/-not-fit-for-purpose-europe-s-distribution-grids-need-up-to-425bn-of-investment-to-enable-energy-transition-/2-1-944581 Leaders of our industry: Kristian Ruby of Eurelectric (November, 2020) https://www.pveurope.eu/markets-money/leaders-our-industry-kristian-ruby-eurelectric Bringing utilities on side in the climate fight (September, 2020) https://energymonitor.ai/technology/electrification/bringing-utilities-on-side-in-the-climate-fight Eurelectric boss: ‘The gas system has to be more focused on what makes it really unique’ (February, 2019) https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/interview/eurelectric-boss-the-gas-system-has-to-be-more-focused-on-what-makes-it-really-unique/ About Cleaning Up: Once a week Michael Liebreich has a conversation (and a drink) with a leader in clean energy, mobility, climate finance, or sustainable development. Each episode covers the technical ground on some aspect of the low-carbon transition – but it also delves into the nature of leadership in the climate transition: whether to be optimistic or pessimistic; how to communicate in order to inspire change; personal credos; and so on. And it should be fun – most of the guests are Michael’s friends. Follow Cleaning Up on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MLCleaningUp​​​​ Follow Cleaning Up on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/clea...​ Follow Cleaning Up on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MLCleaningUp​​​​ Links to other Podcast Platforms: https://www.cleaningup.live​​​​
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