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Jørgen Nørgaard

  • Brovej, 118, 216

    2800 Kgs. Lyngby



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Researcher and teacher for 35 years on energy conservation and other solutions to environmental problems, most of the time at DTU. Background includes practical education as mechanics 1955, MS in Engineering 1963, PhD in Applied Physics 1967. Post Doctoral Fellow at Catholic University, Washington DC, USA 1969-71. Research Fellow at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, USA 1973-74. Since 1972 work has been around energy consumption and how to reduce it with environmental as well as human benefits. Technological options have been investigated in specific micro cases. Most efforts, however, has been, through energy planning and scenario analyses, to demonstrate potentials for energy conservation on a macro level, for instance in Denmark, Scandinavia and Europe. Results have been disseminated internationally through numerous articles, books, scientific conferences, seminars, talks and advises to governments, UNDP, NGOs, University faculties, etc. around the world. Have been member of various energy related Danish government committees and councils. Widespread international professional network maintained from the dawn of the environmental awareness in the 1970s. Member of the Balaton Group, an international environmental organization of ca. 200 scientists and managers.

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International experience

Part of an en extensive and intensive network of scientists within my various fields around the world. Member of Balaton Group, an international group of around 200 scientists, etc., meeting every year at lake Balaton, Hungary. UNDP adviser for 5 month in 2002 to Chinese government on establishing an energy saving policy. Head of international project on electricity saving scenarios for Western Europe,1988-92. Participated in 1976 in the project and book "Goals for Mankind", initiated by the Club of Rome. Partner in Nordic project on sustainable energy system for Nordic countries. Numerous activities on conference participation, advising, lecturing, etc. around the world, including Japan, Thailand, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Russia, Hungary USA, Brasil, Costa Rica, Mexico, Ghana, Fiji, etc.

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Chairman of the independent Danish Ecological Council from its start in 1991 - 1996. Member of Danish Government's Electricity Saving Trust from its start in 1997-2003. Member of various Danish Government's research committees on energy savings, etc. Invited in 1982 by the Australian Ministry of Education to travel around in the country for 3 months, lecturing, advising,etc. 50 minutes TV-portrait program in Japanese National TV in 2001 in serie of 'Pioneers of the 21th century', plus 40 minutes TV interview on sustainable economics in 2002.


Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., Technical University of Denmark


M. Sc. Eng., Technical University of Denmark


External positions

Technical University of Denmark, Associate professor emeritus

2003 → …

Technical University of Denmark, Associate professor


Technical University of Denmark, Associate professor


Technical University of Denmark, Associate professor


Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, USA, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Sep 1973Sep 1974

Technical University of Denmark, Research Assistant

Jul 1971Aug 1974

Catholic University, Washington D.C., USA, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Sep 1969Mar 1971

Technical University of Denmark, Research Assistant

Apr 1967Aug 1969


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  • Energy Conservation
  • Energy Planning and Policies
  • Energy and Environment Scenarios
  • Futurology
  • Sustainable Energy Use
  • Economic Growth Problems
  • Technological and Social Changes
  • Ecological Economics


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