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Daniël Poolen

Energy Transition Specialist

Daniël Poolen is a specialist in 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

Special

Are Nuclear and Gas The New Green? Five Questions Answered

The European Commission proposed to include nuclear energy and gas in the EU Taxonomy. The addition of these activities has caused debates among Member States about a fundamental question: Are nuclear and gas the new green?

Economic Comment

Wat zijn bioplastics? (Dutch)

Verschillende soorten bioplastic kunnen fossiel plastic vervangen. De hoge prijs en gebrekkige consumentenkennis over dit ‘nieuwe’ plastic vormen nog een drempel.

Economic Report

EU Taxonomy Update - First words in a new green language

The EU Commission published the next step in the E.U. Taxonomy in June 2020. It includes a proposal to make all large companies and listed SMEs disclose their alignment with the Taxonomy. This report provides an update on the latest developments.

Special

Aarzelend van het aardgas af (Dutch)

De nieuwe verhoudingen in het politieke landschap gaan een stempel op onze energietransitie drukken. Er is géén meerderheid voor één duidelijke vergroeningsstrategie. Het gevolg is dat we aarzelend ’van het gas af’ gaan.

Special

Can voluntary carbon markets change the game for climate change?

Offsetting CO2-emissions through voluntary carbon credits plays a role in the transition to a zero-carbon economy. Although the market is small and oversupplied, things are changing. Demand from non-regulated sectors like aviation is driving market growth.

Special

Coronacrisis splijtzwam voor transitie naar een nieuwe economie (Dutch)

Om competitief en relevant te blijven, zullen bedrijven mee moeten in de transitie naar een nieuwe economie; die duurzaam en inclusief is. Met nieuwe data meten we deze nieuwe economie. Wat blijkt? Het Nederlandse bedrijfsleven scoort ‘maar’ net een voldoende; een 5,7. Er moeten dus nog bergen verzet worden.

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.