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Members of the Claverton Energy Discussion Group

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Jo AbbessEnergy researcher and author. Currently reading for a second book on Renewable Gas for IoP
Dave AndrewsEx technical expert at the Joint Research Centre, European Commission, focusing on power generation and combined heat and power district heating, following a long career in small scale combined heat and power generation. He was founder member of the AIEP, which became the AEP and now the Electricity Association. Also founded the Claverton Energy Group. Currently involved with developing and building small local waste to energy CHP plants. In the 1980s working for Caterpillar dealer Leverton was responsible for pushing the then considered crackpot idea that reciprocating plant could out-compete central plant for both peaking grid duties and gas engine CHP generation. Whilst at the Open University Energy Research Group demonstrated that gas engine CHP even at 50 house scale was economic. Dave is also a driving force of the Bath & Bristol Trams campaign.Claverton Energy
Bath & Bristol Trams
Dave on LinkedIn
Keith BakerResearcher in Fuel Poverty and Energy Policy at the Built Environment Asset Management Centre, Glasgow Caledonian University, and Co-founder of the Energy Poverty Research initiativeEnergyPovertyResearch
Michael BaldwinMichael has experience of environmental campaigning as a volunteer with a Friends of the Earth local group, especially supporting wind farms. He has a long standing interest in renewable energy and low carbon living, including previously running a biodiesel cooperative. His professional work through his own consultancy company supports the development and management of EU-funded research projects.Engedi Science Ltd
Mark Barrett
Bill Bordass
Gerald BraunGerry is a solar industry veteran who also organized and led renewable energy R&D programs for Southern California Edison, the USDOE, Pacific Gas and Electric, the California Energy Commission and UC Davis. In retirement he works to advance collaborative local energy integration in the USIRESN, Inc.
Stephen BrowningElectricity Operations and Market-Operations-Fuel Modelling expert. Trying to get common sense into Future Energy delivery, especially Integration of Distributed and Variable
Neil Crumpton
John Daglish
Shlomo DowenNational Coordinator of the United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN)UKWIN
Paul Dorfman
David ElliottEmeritus Professor of Technology Policy at the Open University who has focussed of renewable energy policy. See his bimonthly Renew newsletter and weekly IoP blog posts.Renew newsletter
Physicsworld blog
Herbert EppelProfessional German/English translations since 1995. Main subject areas include engineering, technology and science, with particular focus on renewable energy, environment and sustainable development. Recent translation projects include a Definitive Guide for Commercial and Industrial Battery Storage and Prof. Volker Quaschning's text book on Renewable Energy and Climate Change.
Herbert is also a founder member of Pro Wind Alliance.
Pro Wind Alliance
Leon FrerisRetired Professor in Renewable Energy systems Technology. Founding member of the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST) at Loughborough University.CREST
Lloyd Helferty
David HirstRetired IT consultant and Inventor. Founded ResponsiveLoad Ltd to pursue grid frequency stabilising using fridges. Sustainability and mitigating climate chaos key
Roger HitchinSemi-retired buildings and energy consultant, previously with British Gas, BRE and various other organisations. Currently interested in interactions between energy supply and demand (especially in buildings).LinkedIn
Chris Hodrien
Rod JanssenRod Janssen, based in London and Paris, is an expert in sustainable energy policies and gives special focus to how to communicate sustainable energy issues to a wide variety of audiences. Rod is President and Chairman of the Board of the Brussels-based organisation Energy Efficiency in Industrial Processes. For EEIP, he also chairs its work on financing and represents EEIP at the Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group, organised by the European Commission and UNEP FI. Rod is also a board member of the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (eceee). In 2012, Rod created the web service, Energy in Demand, to reach wider audiences globally through the use the web and social media. It is now one of the most popular blogs on the energy transition in Europe.Energy in Demand
Roberto Lacal Arántegui
Researcher at the Joint Research Centre, European Commission, focusing on techno-economic assessment of renewable energies and in particular of wind energy. He was responsible for launching the annual series of JRC wind status reports, focused on technological, market and economic aspects of wind power. Before, Roberto worked in the air transport field, in air traffic control and management. In the field of energy, he worked in the former consultancy GfE Energy Management, whose Spanish branch he co-founded and where he became experienced in energy markets and energy efficiency in industry. At the European Commission, he also worked in the Impact Assessment of legislative proposals at DG TREN (now DG Energy).LinkedIn
Mike Langan
Rachel LeeElectrical engineer with 30 years experience in development construction and operation of distributed generation, CHP and renewables. Has held roles in energy regulation, public and private sector in the UK and Australia. Developed and maintains community wind project and currently working on a PhD at Sheffield University looking at the role of human behaviour in the uptake of electric vehicles and vehicle to grid services.
Jeremy LeggettJeremy is a social entrepreneur and author, founder and a director of Solarcentury and founder and chair of SolarAid, a charity set up with Solarcentury profits, winner of a BITC Unilever Global Development Award. An Entrepreneur of the Year at the New Energy Awards, he was the first Hillary Laureate for International Leadership in Climate Change.Jeremy Leggett
David Lowry
David MilborrowMechanical engineer with over 40 years experience in renewable energy (principally wind). Formerly worked for the Central Electricity Generating Board and was closely involved with plans for the UK's first wind farms. Independent consultant since 1992, with clients in public and private sectors. Principal specialisms – the integration of variable renewables in electricity networks, and cost comparisons between the renewable energy sources and the "conventional" sources.
Roy Morrison
David Olivier
William Orchard
Andre PinhoChartered Engineer, specialises in digital technologies and community energy. Founder, Founder of Brixton Energy, Board Member of RepoweringCoEnergy
Richard PriestleyBlogger, speaker and activist with a focus on ecological sustainability and social justice. Wide ranging interests include renewable energy, regenerative land use, emerging cleantech, political and cultural change, Green Party, Extinction Rebellion/School Strikes for Climate.Richard Priestley
Alan SimpsonAlan Simpson is currently the Shadow Chancellor’s Advisor on Sustainable Economics, having previously been the Labour MP for Nottingham South from 1992 until 2010. A ‘recovering politician and lapsed economist’, he works on themes he still hopes might save the planet from its own stupidities.Alan Simpson
Candida Spillard
Fred Starr
David TokeDavid Toke is Reader in Energy Politics at the University of Aberdeen. He writes and advises about renewable energy, nuclear power and other electricity related topics. He has over 50 published papers in peer-reviewed journals and seven books. His most recent book is 'Low Carbon Politics' (2018) published by Routledge. He has written a range of influential reports for NGOs including Friends of the Earth, the World Future Council and the Green Parties of both Scotland and England & Wales. He writes an influential blog entitled 'Dave Toke's Green Energy Blog'.Dave Toke's Green Energy Blog
Bruce WakleyRetired. Formerly lead Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) technical specialist at BT, driving the PSTN compaction programme via switch and system software and data changes and helping to prepare the migration to the ultimate VoIP replacement of the PSTN. Currently Leicester FoE treasurer and working on research in support of the reopening of the Ivanhoe line to passenger traffic. Keen hydrogen advocate.Campaign for the Reopening of the Ivanhoe Line (CRIL)
Andrew Warren