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Erik Laes holds a PhD in engineering sciences (2006) and additional degrees in environmental sciences (1999) and philosophy (MA, 2016). He is currently employed as a postdoctoral researcher working on the ethics of upscaling co-creation methods in the context of the EU H2020 project SCALINGS. Empirical fields of investigation include energy and robotics. From July 2009 – August 2018, he was employed at the Flemish research institute VITO where he was involved in projects concerning energy scenario analysis, sustainability evaluation of energy technology, transition management and smart grids/smart energy users. Over the years, he has engaged in several national or international research projects concerning end-user acceptance and engagement with smart grid technologies (FP7 project S3C, www.s3c-project.eu), public acceptance of renewable heating and cooling technologies (commissioned by the European RHC platform), barriers and opportunities for smart grid business models (commissioned by EASME), etc.

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Projects 2018 2021

Research Output 1997 2020

1 Citation (Scopus)

Anatomy of emissions trading systems: what is the EU ETS?

Verbruggen, A., Laes, E. & Woerdman, E., 1 Aug 2019, In : Environmental Science and Policy. 98, p. 11-19 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

emissions trading
carbon emission

België is kwetsbaar door te veel kernenergie

Translated title of the contribution: Too much nuclear power makes Belgium vulnerableEggermont, G. & Laes, E., 2 Mar 2019, 1 p. Elsevier/De Tijd.

Research output: Other contributionPopular

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Diagnosing barriers and enablers for the Flemish energy transition

Laes, E., Valkering, P. & de Weerdt, Y., Oct 2019, In : Sustainability. 11, 20, 19 p., 5558.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
system change

Dissecting demand response: A quantile analysis of flexibility, household attitudes, and demographics

Srivastava, A., Van Passel, S. & Laes, E., 1 Jun 2019, In : Energy Research and Social Science. 52, p. 169-180 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Regression analysis