László Szabó is a director of REKK, Hungary. He is an energy economist, specialising in renewable energy, climate change policy and energy infrastructure development, holding PhD degree in Economics. Previously he held several positions in the Hungarian public administration as well as in the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (IPTS), where his research focused on long term energy modelling of energy technology developments. Since over eight years he coordinates regional and European research projects of REKK. Laszlo has profound experience in managing larger sized networks of researchers and consultants. He teaches at the energy economic course at the Corvinus University of Budapest and publishes peer reviewed articles in the field of climate change, renewable policy and energy infrastructure assessment.