Research Director, FREE
Dr. Job Taminiau oversees research that advances the mission statement of FREE. He leads projects on ‘best practice’ energy efficiency policy, green technology investment, climate-sensitive economic development, and energy conservation awareness for public sector clients in and beyond the U.S. He completed his doctorate on climate change policy and economics at the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy (CEEP).
He has a multi-disciplinary background and his work covers subjects including energy finance, renewable energy and energy efficiency technology, (global) carbon markets, climate change policy, diffusion of innovation, transition management, and community utility development. Job manages the FREE Policy Brief Series and regularly publishes peer-reviewed papers and book chapters on a wide range of energy and environmental topics. For his work, he was rewarded with a first place climate policy thesis award from CE Delft (Netherlands), a second place in the MIT Climate CoLab contest, two University of Delaware Graduate Fellowships, and a FREE Minds Award. Job is always interested in engaging with other FREE Minds and is open for potential collaborations across the network.