The energy revolution is happening somewhere near you....

Clean Green Energy: locally sourced – locally managed.  Just a pipe dream or realistic vision of the future? In the second of our shared series with the Grantham Institute, Dr Jeff Hardy and Dr Madeleine Morris explore what smart local net zero energy systems mean for our communities, for our energy bills and for our lives … a positive smorgasbord of new ways of heating and powering our homes and businesses….!

Our guests:

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Dr Jeffrey Hardy is a Senior Research Fellow at the Grantham at Imperial College London, where he researches energy market transformation, innovative energy business models and the role of consumers and citizens in future energy systems. He leads a team in the UK Energy Revolution Research Consortium examining the policy and regulation of smart local energy systems.

Jeff is also a Non-Executive Director of Public Power Solutions, a wholly-owned company of Swindon Borough Council specialising is renewable power and waste solutions.

Previously he was Head of Sustainable Energy Futures at the GB energy regulator, Ofgem and Head of Science for Work Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He’s also worked at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the UK Energy Research Centre, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Green Chemistry Group at the University of York and at Sellafield as research chemist in a nuclear laboratory

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Dr Madeleine Morris is a Research Associate at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, working within the Energy Revolution Research Consortium on the policy, regulation and innovation frameworks that will support smart local energy systems. Madeleine obtained her PhD from Imperial College London in 2018. Based in the Chemistry department, she researched how new materials could be used to enhance efficiencies of solar energy conversion.

 

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