Episode 30 / Claire Perry O'Neill

Ecopragmatism & Policy Innovation

Kristian Ruby

Electrifying Almost Everything for Net-Zero

Season 2 / Episode 34 / March 10, 2021  

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Kristian Ruby has been the Secretary General of Eurelectric, a pan-European organisation with the aim of representing the common interests of the electricity industry since 2017.

Prior to this role, Kristian was Chief Policy Officer at WindEurope between 2015 and 2016. This involved producing political strategies as well as leading the political advocacy work. From 2014 to 2015, he was Chief Advisor/Manager at Operate A/S who work closely with corporations, ministries, and government agencies with PR campaigns concerning climate and the environment.

Kristian has political experience as well. Between 2010 and 2014 he was working as assistant to the Connie Hedegaard, the EU Commissioner for Climate Action in the European. Prior to this, Kristian held several roles in the Danish Ministry of Climate and Energy including speechwriter, head of press, and special adviser. He was also acting head of press for Minister for Climate and Energy, Lykke Friis during COP15 in Copenhagen.

In the earlier years, Kristian had a career in journalism working as a freelancer as well as for Danmarks Radio for 5 years. He attended Roskilde University where he completed his BA in International Development and his MA in History and Development Studies




Relevant Web Links /

  • Europe’s vehicle fleets to boast 10.5m EVs by 2030 (February, 2021): Click Here

  • ‘Not fit for purpose’: Europe’s distribution grids ‘need up to €425bn of investment to enable energy transition’ (January, 2021): Click Here

  • Leaders of our industry: Kristian Ruby of Eurelectric (November, 2020): Click Here

  • Bringing utilities on side in the climate fight (September, 2020): Click Here

  • Eurelectric boss: ‘The gas system has to be more focused on what makes it really unique’ (February, 2019): Click Here