International climate policy expert employed at AU Herning

In August 2013, one of the world’s leading climate and energy experts, Professor Benjamin K. Sovacool, is taking up the post of Director of the Centre for Energy Technologies (CET) at AU Herning.

2013.05.15 | Andreas G. Jensby

Benjamin K. Sovacool works on a daily basis as a researcher, consultant and teacher at, among other places, Vermont Law School in the USA. Now he is also attached to AU Herning.

Benjamin K. Sovacool works on a daily basis as a researcher, consultant and teacher at, among other places, Vermont Law School in the USA. Now he is also attached to AU Herning.

On 1 August 2013, a man with an impressive CV is stepping into the post of Director of the Centre for Energy Technologies (CET) at AU Herning.

At the moment, Professor Benjamin K. Sovacool is one of the most cited climate policy researchers. He has published more than 250 peer-reviewed academic articles and book chapters within a wide range of fields spanning subjects as diverse as climate policy, astronomy and sociology, and he is contributing to the forthcoming Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Benjamin K. Sovacool works as a researcher, consultant and teacher at Vermont Law School in the USA, and has conducted research in more than 50 countries.

Not surprisingly, Head of Department at AU Herning, Michael Goodsite, is rather enthusiastic about the appointment:

- It is a scoop and a tribute to the department that an international expert of Benjamin’s calibre has accepted the invitation to be a centre director at AU Herning. The social and business aspects of sustainable energy and climate change are two of our core research areas and are paving the way for even more collaboration with other complementary units at AU. In appointing Benjamin, we are taking a huge step forwards within these areas while bringing on board a unifying force between the climate and energy research that takes place at AU Herning, says Michael Goodsite.

Further information

Michael E. Goodsite
Head of Department at AU Herning
M: michaelg@hih.au.dk  
T: +45 6011 2557

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