Dr. Jan Rosenow provides policy advice to a wide range of stakeholders, including the European Commission, the European Parliament, government departments, think tanks, energy efficiency industry actors, and utilities. He has more than 10 years of experience in energy efficiency policy, and brings deep expertise in energy efficiency obligations and financial instruments that promote energy savings and demand response. He contributes to RAP’s wide-ranging work on European clean energy policies, focusing on efficiency programs in the UK and Germany, as well as EU-wide efficiency initiatives.
Prior to his engagement with RAP, Dr. Rosenow led energy efficiency policy work for Ricardo Energy & Environment, a global sustainability consultancy focused on energy and climate change. He worked closely with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy on the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive and, in particular, the evaluation of Article 7.
In addition to his background in consulting, Dr. Rosenow also has a strong track record in energy research—he is a senior research fellow at the Science Policy Research Unit at Sussex University and an honorary research associate at Oxford University’s renowned Environmental Change Institute. Past appointments include positions at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, the Free University of Berlin, and the Oeko-Institut. Dr. Rosenow has authored more than 50 publications, some of which have been cited by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and a number of parliamentary reports on energy efficiency. He has also served as an expert witness on several occasions to the House of Commons.
Dr. Rosenow earned a master’s degree in environmental policy and regulation from the London School of Economics, a master’s degree in geoscience from the University of Münster, and a doctorate from Oxford University. A native of Germany, Dr. Rosenow lives and works in Oxford, England.