Simon has been helping people and organisations to develop effective responses to the threat of climate change and the misery of cold homes for more than 30 years. Since 2002 he has been Chief Executive of the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE), a national charity based in Bristol. He is also non-executive Chair of the Board of Thrive Renewables plc, a renewable energy investment company.
Simon is a specialist advisor to government, academic and industry bodies, including Ofgem, the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and NICE (Public Health Advisory Committee). He is currently a member of the BEIS Core Partners Group advising ministers on the UK Emissions Reduction Plan to meet the Fifth Carbon Budget. He is advising research programmes at the University of Cardiff and the University of Exeter, where he was appointed an Honorary Fellow in 2016. Simon contributes his expertise across CSE’s work, including: policy design; the social impacts of energy policy; smart meters and smart energy systems; community and public engagement with energy issues; fuel poverty policy and practice; social initiatives in the energy industry; low carbon network regulatory policy; financing of sustainable energy; and local authority energy strategy and practice. Simon was awarded an OBE in 2011.
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