Martijn Rietbergen | Researcher | Research group New Energy in the City

Martijn Rietbergen


Martijn Rietbergen works as a researcher for the Research group New Energy in the City. His doctoral research focused on the effectiveness of public and private policy instruments in terms of energy saving, such as the long-term agreements on energy saving and the CO2 Performance Ladder.

He is currently working as a project manager on various international projects, such as an ERASMUS+ capacity-building project to do with Smart Sustainable Cities in Asia, an INTERREG project about the introduction of electric buses, and an NRO Comenius Teaching Fellowship project about Communities of Practice for Smart Sustainable Cities.

Martijn Rietbergen is also a lecturer at the HU, where he coordinates a minor on Smart Sustainable Cities and teaches on topics such as sustainability, energy saving and renewable energy. He is also an associate consultant at the Institute for European Energy and Climate Policy.

Fields of expertise

  • Energy efficiency
  • Renewable energy, energy policy and energy management
  • Smart Sustainable Cities



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