Orsolya Fülöp

Policy Director (on sabbatical)

I graduated as an economist from the Environmental and Rural Development Faculty of the Corvinus University Budapest. Since 2006 – with some sidetracks – I have been the member of Energiaklub’s staff.

Assessing the energy efficiency potential of Hungarian residential buildings with a bottom-up model has been my most innovative and successful research project so far. Based on this, we have been asigned with the analysis of current energy performance requirements of buildings as required by the European Commission.

Besides, I contributed to several local energy strategies and Sustainable Energy Action Plans, and led research projects regarding fuel poverty in Hungary.

I had the opportunity to actively participate in the 'Energy Efficiency Watch' project of the internationally acknowledged Wuppertal Institute for three months, where I analised the national energy efficiency action plans of different EU member states. I worked in the state administration, as an economic analyst for the Hungarian Energy Office. I also have experience with journalism: I primarily covered energy policy issues.

I was honored by the invitation of the US Embassy last year to participate in the 3-week International Visitor Leadership Program of the United States, where I got an insight into the regulation related to climate change at federal as well as local level in the USA.