Christopher JONES

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Director for New and Renewable Sources of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Innovation at Directorate-General for Energy and Transport, European Commission

Christopher Jones took on the role of Director for New and Renewable Sources of Energy in November 2008. This followed on from his position as Deputy Head of Cabinet of Andris Piebalgs, Commissioner for Energy, with responsibility for co-ordination and strategic development of energy policy, which he held from November 2004. Prior to this, from 1997 he held a number of positions as the head of units in the European Commission's Directorate General for Energy (later the Directorate General for Energy and Transport), responsible for issues regarding gas and electricity, internal markets, and coal and oil. Mr. Jones studied Law at the University of Reading and the College of Europe in Bruges and is the author of the book "EU Energy Law; the Internal Energy Market" (2006) and co-author and editor of four books on competition policy. He is also author of numerous articles on EU law and a Member of the Advisory or Editorial Boards of numerous academic Journals.