Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer, SolarPower Europe
Bruce Douglas has been working in, and is passionate about, renewable energy for 20 years. Currently, he is the Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer of SolarPower Europe. He coordinates the RE-Source Platform and is Co-Chairman of the Global Solar Council.
GSC is the representative body for the entire global solar PV sector at an international level. Members include the national and regional solar industry associations, from both established and emerging markets, including the world largest markets of Europe, US, China, India, Australia and South America, representing over 2000 solar PV companies around the world.
Additionally, he coordinates operations and business development activities to deliver maximum value to members and other key stakeholders in the solar power sector. His personal ambition is to accelerate the energy transition towards 100% renewable energy.
Previously he was Chief Operating Officer at the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) for 10 years, founding Secretary General of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Managing Director of FLiDAR, an offshore wind company. He has a Master degree in renewable energy systems technology and is fluent in English and French.
The energy world is now rapidly and dramatically changing – for generators, supplier and consumers while at the same time tearing down the walls of the power, heat and transport sectors. Key questions are: how can this energy revolution be accomplished smoothly and who will be the winners?