Jeppe Kofod is a Member of the European Parliament since 2014 (S&D). He is the head of the Danish Social Democratic delegation. Mr Kofod is a member of the Industry, Research and Energy Committee, substitute member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, and Deputy Chairman of the EU-US delegation. Prior to the European elections he was a Member of the Danish Parliament for 16 years (1998-2014) where he served as the Danish Social Democrats’ foreign ffairs spokesperson and chairperson of the Foreign Policy Committee. Mr Kofod’s focus areas include the fight for ambitious and binding climate and energy targets, better integration of renewable energy sources in the European energy grid and European energy independence based on renewable energy sources.