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Henrik Lund

Professor in Energy Planning,

Department of Planning,

Aalborg University




Date and time:  March 2 (Wed), 2022, 20:00 HKT (GMT+8)  [Local time]



Video recording:

Seminar title: 

Smart Renewable Energy Systemsand a fully Decarbonized Society


This presentation focus on how societies can design and implement renewable energy and decarbonisation strategies. The presentation presents and discuss a set of methods and criteria to design Smart Energy Systems, while taking into account the context of 100% renewable energy on a national level. Countries should handle locally what concerns local demands, but acknowledge the international context when discussing resources and industrial and transport demands. To illustrate the method, it is applied to the case of Denmark within the context of a European and a global energy system.


Recently, the Danish Government supported by the Danish Parliament decided for the target of a 70% decrease in Greenhouse gasses by 2030. This presentation includes a list of theoretical and methodological considerations as well as a concrete proposal on how such targets can be implemented. It is highlighted that already now one have to think beyond 2030 in order to prepare for the next step to achieve a fully decarbonisation by 2040 or 2050. It is also highlighted that a country such as Denmark have to consider how to include its share of international shipping and aviation as well as how to design a solution with Denmark’s share of sustainable biomass resources.

Speaker bio: 

Henrik Lund (born 2 July 1960) is a Danish engineer (M.Sc.Eng.1985) and Professor in Energy Planning at Aalborg University in Denmark. He holds a Ph.D. in Implementaion of Sustainable Energy Systems (1990), and a Dr.Techn. in Choice Awareness and Renewable Energy Systems (2009). 


Henrik Lund is a highly ranked world-leading researcher. He is listed among ISI Highly Cited researchers ranking him among the top 1% researchers in the world within engineering. 


Henrik Lund has many years of management experience as head of department for approx. 200 staff persons (1996-2002), head of section for approx. 50 persons (2014 – 2016) and head of research group of 20-30 persons (2002 – present). During his time the Sustainable Energy Planning research group at Aalborg University has now grown to approx. 30 staff members including 4 professors.


Henrik Lund is Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier’s high-impact journal Energy with annual 10000+ submissions.


Henrik Lund is the author of more than 400 books and articles including the book ''Renewable Energy Systems”. He is the architect behind the advanced energy system analysis software EnergyPLAN, which is a freeware used worldwide that have form the basis of more than 200 peer reviewed journal papers around the world.

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