BRUSSELS, Belgium — The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) has hired Bram Claeys, former director general of the Belgian renewable energy federation, ODE. A prominent leader in renewable energy in Belgium, Mr. Claeys brings deep insight from industry, research and government. A passionate proponent of the transition to clean energy, he will lead the RAP Europe programme’s efforts on community energy and renewables.
After serving as advisor to the Flemish Energy Minister, Mr. Claeys moved to the United States to gather international experience. From 2011 to 2015, he rose to the position of renewable energy deputy director at the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources. He helped maintain Massachusetts’ clean energy leadership through analysis and development of cutting‑edge renewable energy policies.
“We’re delighted to welcome Bram to RAP. He’s a seasoned analyst who truly understands regulation in Europe. His expertise from different sectors will serve the European policy world well at this critical time,” explained Dr. Jan Rosenow, director of European programmes.
“Joining RAP feels like the natural next step,” said Claeys. “The rapid pace of change in European legislation brings a challenge for policymakers and industry alike. This work allows me to help stakeholders adopt best practices to advance the energy transition and still meet the essential needs of the people who are affected by their decision.”
Mr. Claeys earned master’s degrees in chemistry and international cooperation from Ghent University in Belgium, as well as an additional master’s in environmental science and technology from the University of Brussels, Belgium.