László Szabó is the director of the Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research, (REKK) Hungary. He is an energy economist specialising in renewable energy and climate change policy issues. Previously he held several positions in the Hungarian public administration as well as in the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (IPTS), where he dealt with long term energy modelling focusing on climate change mitigation issues and on its technological aspects. He participated in EU research projects assessing the EC climate and energy policy instruments, e.g. Cascade-Mint, Weto-H2 and Peseta projects. Since over 9 years he coordinates regional research projects of REKK, e.g. the SEERMAP project on long term electricity sector modelling, as well as to contribute to international research projects, such as the Towards 2030-Dialogue and AURES II projects. He also teaches energy economics at the Corvinus University of Economics, as well as energy regulatory courses. He publishes research articles in peer reviewed scientific journals in the field of climate change policy, renewable policy and energy infrastructure assessment.