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Energy Technology Markets, Fridtjof Unander, the Norwegian Research Council

Silvija Seres from Lørn Tech talks to Fridtjof Unander, Exec. Dir., Norwegian Research Council about which technologies are showing rapid improvements and which ones are about to radically change parts of the energy market. And which possibilities will open up for the players that are ready and innovative?

Mr. Fridtjof Unander is Executive Director of the Division for Resource Industries and the Environment at the Research Council Norway. His responsibilities include energy, petroleum, marin (including aquaculture), agriculture, climate, environmental and polar research. From 2006 to 2008 he was Deputy Executive Director and acting Executive Director of Enova SF, a state enterprise responsible for energy efficiency and renewable energy programs in Norway. Prior to this he worked nine years for the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris, where he held positions as acting Division Head of the Energy Technology Policy Division and Principal Administrator. At the IEA his main focus areas were energy and climate policy studies including scenario analysis, e.g. the World Energy Outlook. Before joining the IEA he was a Senior Scientist with Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) in Norway and visiting Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley.