François Paquet

As Impact Director, François Paquet leads the Renewable Hydrogen Coalition and its advocacy outreach, with the support of the Coalition members, to scale renewable hydrogen in Europe. Belgian-national, François has twelve years of experience in EU Public Affairs, industry interest representation and EU association management in Brussels. His fields of expertise include energy, climate change, resource efficiency and circular economy. François holds an MA degree in Business from the Louvain School of Management (Belgium) and an Executive MA degree in Public Affairs and Advocacy (European Institute for Advanced Studies in Lobbying/Strasbourg University). He speaks English and French.

Arthur Daemers

Arthur Daemers is the EU Policy Manager of the Renewable Hydrogen Coalition. He is responsible for the Coalition's advocacy towards policymakers on all files including financing, industrial strategy and infrastructure topics. Before this, Arthur worked for more than two years at SolarPower Europe. He holds a BA in History, Politics and Economics from University College London (UCL) as well as an Msc in European Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Studies (LSE).

Louise Combret

Louise is the Policy and Communications Officer at the RHC. Being very committed to tackling climate change, she has gained experience in European affairs during her time at the European Commission (DG CLIMA) where she learned about EU climate policy and worked on the release of the Fit for 55 Package, implementing the EU’s new increased climate target for 2030. Louise holds an MA degree in International Law and International Politics from Sciences Po Bordeaux (France) and Sherbrooke University (Canada). She speaks French, English and Spanish.

Supporting partners

Dries Acke

Dries Acke is SolarPower Europe's Policy Director, and is responsible for the policy work of the association. He joined SolarPower Europe from the European Climate Foundation, where he was director of the energy programme for over a decade. Previously, he worked at Apple Inc., in the EMEA public affairs department. Dries holds a master’s degree in contemporary history from the Catholic University of Brussels and Leuven, Belgium, and a post-graduate degree in international relations from the Karl-Rüprecht University in Heidelberg, Germany.

SolarPower Europe is the voice of the solar industry in Europe, with more than 200 members active along the whole solar PV value chain. Awarded Overall Best European Association at the European Association Awards in 2019, SolarPower Europe’s mission is to shape the regulatory environment and enhance business opportunities for solar in Europe and beyond. It develops award winning business intelligence and best practices reports on markets, industry and technologies, informing its members and external stakeholders on the latest trends of the solar PV industry.

Pierre Tardieu

Pierre Tardieu is Chief Policy Officer at WindEurope. He runs WindEurope’s Policy Department covering advocacy, market intelligence and stakeholder engagement. Pierre joined WindEurope in 2011 and has a more than decade of experience shaping European Climate and Energy policy. He holds degrees from College of Europe, Paris Catholic Institute and Strasbourg Institute of Political Science.

WindEurope is the voice of the wind industry, actively promoting wind power in Europe and worldwide. We have over 400 members, active in over 35 countries. In addition to wind turbine manufacturers with a leading share of the world wind power market, our membership encompasses component suppliers, research institutes, national wind and renewables associations, developers, contractors, electricity providers, finance and insurance companies, and consultants.

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