Nils A. Røkke
Chairman of EERA
Chairman of EERA - the European Energy Research Alliance, EERA has 250 partners from energy research institutes and universities in 29 European countries with more than 50000 energy researchers. Executive Vice President Sustainability in SINTEF, Scandinavia’s largest R&D Institute. Member of the management board of SINTEF. PhD in combustion from NTH (NTNU). Gas Turbine Design and Development Manager in Rolls Royce Marine before returning to SINTEF in 2002 as Vice President Gas Technologies and Director of the Gas Technology Centre NTNU-SINTEF. Member of the European ZEP (zero emission power) Advisory Council, Co-chair of the Executive Committee of ZEP and member of the Divisional Board (Energy, Resources and Environment) of the Norwegian Research Council (RCN). Board member of the Norwegian Climate Foundation. Initiator of ECCSEL (European CCS Labs) an energy ESFRI lab. Keen supporter for low carbon solutions, engaged in the public debate on energy, climate and the environment, columnist and speaker at many national and European events.
- How can Research and Innovation help the EU to achieve the 2030 energy and climate objectives as well as the long-term decarbonisation strategy?