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Strategic Energy Technology Plan conference 2010

A Belgian EU Presidency conference trio ewi-vlaanderen European Commision




Coordinator for EU Activities - U.S. Department of Energy,

Office of Policy and International Affairs



Jeff Skeer has worked for the last six years in the Office of European and Asian Affairs, Office of Policy and International Affairs, United States Department of Energy (DOE).

Jeff was actively involved in the launch of the US-EU Energy Council in November 2009.  He is engaged with DOE programs and laboratories and the European Commission’s Directorates General for Energy and Research in developing action plans for cooperation on technologies for biofuels, hydrogen and fuel cells, solar energy, and carbon capture and storage, energy efficient buildings, smart grids, fission, fusion and advanced materials. He also monitors cooperation on policies to promote the deployment of energy efficient buildings, clean coal technologies and electric vehicles into the marketplace.

He is DOE’s delegate to the Energy Working Group of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), which comprises the United States and 20 other economies.  He chairs the APEC Biofuels Task Force, which is studying biofuel resource potential, economics, infrastructure strategies, and sustainable development practices. 

At the Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre in Tokyo from 2002-2004, Mr. Skeer led studies on Natural Gas Market Reform in the APEC Region and Electric Power Grid Interconnections in the APEC Region and contributed to a study of Energy in China.  Related articles on China’s power and transport sectors have appeared in Energy Policy.

From 1996-2002, he served as a U.S. delegate to the Standing Group on Long-Term Cooperation of the International Energy Agency (IEA).  At DOE, he has organized three IEA reviews of U.S. energy policies and programs.  From 1989-1996, he worked at IEA in Paris, catalyzing multilateral agreements on electric demand side management, hybrid vehicles, hydropower and the environment, and photovoltaic power systems. 

He began his career at the DOE’s Office of Electricity Policy, from 1980 through 1989.  He holds a Bachelors degree in Public Administration from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University (1978) and a Masters in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard (1980).



Opening session, New departures in international cooperation

16 November 2010 - 09h20