Refreshed from our Christmas break, Planet Pod is brimming full of energy for 2019! What better way to start than by talking to our guests Alex Gilbert, TfL’s Senior Energy Strategy Manger, low carbon energy consultant Element Energy’s Celine Cluzel and Naomi Nye, EV Sales Manager at Alfen, about the opportunities and challenges associated with sustainable transport and smart cities. This is the first in a series of podcasts focusing on Global Goal 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities.
Alex Gilbert is Senior Energy Strategy Manager at TfL as well as being Principal and Director of Clean Growth Ltd. In his role with TfL he is curating, commercialising and delivering the energy projects that will assist in the transformation of TfL; London’s largest and most significant energy user.
This includes, but is by no means limited to: renewables; energy efficiency; transport electrification (including EV charge-points); power and thermal storage; private wire electricity supply; waste heat from the Underground; low carbon housing and urban infrastructure; sustainable property solutions; and decentralised energy networks.
In Alex’s opinion TfL offers the single greatest opportunity to make substantive social & environmental improvements within London. He asks that, if any Planet Pod listeners have a relevant solution for our Capital, please get in touch with him!
Celine Cluzel is one of the directors at Element Energy, a consultancy focused on low carbon energy. She leads the transport practice in the London office, with work spanning from cycling freight, cars, trucks, buses and even battery trains; looking at electric, hydrogen and biofuels. She regularly works for the UK Department for Transport, major UK cities and the private sector.
Naomi Nye has been involved in the EV infrastructure in the UK for the last 5 years, previously working for a UK manufacturer of EV charge points, before moving to Alfen in March 2018. Naomi is EV Sales Manager UK at Alfen which supplies smart EV solutions via our range of distributors and partners.