ABOUT

Jules Kortenhorst

Jules is a council member of the Energy Web Foundation. He is also CEO and Trustee of nonprofit cleantech think tank and EWF co-founder Rocky Mountain Institute. He is a recognized leader on global energy issues and climate change. His background spans business, government, entrepreneurial, and nonprofit leadership.

Prior to RMI, Jules was the founding CEO of the European Climate Foundation, the largest philanthropic organization dedicated to policy development and advocacy on climate change in Europe. Before launching ECF, he served as a member of the Dutch parliament for the Christian Democratic Party. He also worked for almost 10 years for Royal Dutch/Shell and began his career as an analyst at McKinsey & Co. Jules currently serves on the Energy Transition Commission, on the World Economic Forum’s Future Council on Energy, and on the Board of Stedin Holding NV.

Jules holds both an MBA from Harvard Business School and a masters in economics from Erasmus University, the Netherlands.

The Energy Web is accelerating a low-carbon, customer-centric electricity system by unleashing the potential of blockchain and other decentralized technologies.

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So many #EnergyWeb members are doing their part to support customers through ... this difficult time, especially those on the front lines of the #coronavirus fight. And to them we say, THANK YOU!

What a month it's been! We're pushing forward with important updates to our ... offerings. Check out all that's new on our March release of #EWOrigin SDK here: https://medium.com/energy-web-insights/ew-origin-release-notes-march-2020-18cb3d7eb70c

150+ companies have committed to go 100% #renewable. So what's next? "Making the... most of such new opportunities requires #digitaltransformation and a rethink of the #energygrid, from generation to distribution and the management of excess power."
https://www.energydigital.com/utilities/what-tech-will-shape-energy-management

Useful insight for all of us working from home: "Flawed assumptions exaggerate ... the electricity consumption of data centres and data transmission networks"

#Decentralizedtechnology (like #blockchain) and wind power both get a boost via ... a new #virtualpowerplant in Germany. Thanks for sharing, @Cointelegraph!
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