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SuperReturn Energy Transition
4 - 5 June 2024
Hilton BerlinBerlin

Daniel Scholten
Visiting Assistant Professor at the Center for Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy at Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota


Dr. Daniel Scholten is visiting assistant professor at the Center for Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota. He is also a research associate at Clingendael's EU & Global Affairs Unit, the Netherlands, and guest lecturer at the University of Stavanger, Norway.

Dr. Scholten specializes in the geopolitics of the energy transition whilst having a broader interest in the governance of sustainability. He aims to contribute to a smooth energy transition, both domestically and globally, through fundamental and actionable knowledge.

In the past, he was senior strategic advisor energy and sustainability at the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (and energy regulator), assistant professor at Delft University of Technology, member of the expert panel of the IRENA global commission on the geopolitics of energy transformation, and non-resident fellow, Payne Institute, Colorado School of Mines. His educational background combines degrees in political science (Radboud University) and international & European relations (University of Amsterdam, with distinction) with a PhD on the economic organization of future energy systems (Delft University of Technology).

Agenda Sessions

  • Geopolitics at the forefront of energy transition