Scholten, Daniel

Biographical Statement 

Dr. Daniel Scholten is an Assistant Professor at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. He specialises in the geopolitical implications of renewable energy and the governance of renewable energy systems. His research and teaching combine engineering insights with (institutional) economics, political science, and international relations in order to identify, interpret, and address the societal implications of the transition to renewable energy. His recent activities include the publication of ‘the geopolitics of renewables’, membership of the IRENA global commission, construction of a dedicated blogpost on the topic, and three research avenues: 1) a theory of energy geopolitics, 2) the ‘peace potential’ of renewable energy, and 3) the divergent energy paths among EU member states.