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Daniël Poolen

Sustainability researcher

Daniël Poolen is a sustainability researcher for energy transition and circular economy at RaboResearch.

He focuses on developments in the area of the green EU taxonomy, energy transition and circular economy with a special interest in plastics.

Daniël has a background in sustainability engineering and journalism.
He has worked on the topic of plastic pollution with (inter)national environmental organizations. Before Rabobank, he worked for two years at the Royal Dutch Society of Engineers where he managed projects on various topics concerning sustainability and circular economy.
He was a presenter and journalist for several Dutch television programs on sustainability at the Dutch Foundation for Public Broadcasting (NPO).

Daniël studied Industrial Design Engineering with a focus on Sustainable Technologies for Product Development at the University of Twente.

Publications Daniël Poolen

Economic Report Dutch version

The Basics of Advanced Recycling

There is pressure to address the problem of plastic packaging waste. Advanced recycling is mentioned as a promising solution and can complement existing recycling methods, accelerating the transition to a circular economy.

Economic Comment

Miljoenennota: duurzaamheid geen prioriteit (Dutch)

Groen herstel is met deze Miljoenennota niet te verwachten. De CO2-heffing zal weinig effect hebben en het Nationaal Groeifonds heeft geen groen karakter. Groen herstel zal nog wel mogelijk zijn, maar de prikkel daarvoor zal van Europa komen.

Special

Coronacrisis speelt de energietransitie parten (Dutch)

Op basis van 'early warning'-indicatoren verwachten we een negatieve impact van de coronacrisis op de energietransitie. Het is belangrijk dat de overheid gericht en consistent beleid uitvoert om de negatieve effecten te dempen.