Prof Matthew Leach to chair 2016 Academic Conference

BIEE is pleased to announce that Matthew Leach, Professor of Energy and Environmental Systems at the  University of Surrey,  has agreed to chair the committee for its 11th Academic Conference, which takes place on September  21/22 2016. Matthew served on the committee for the  2010  academic conference  and is a past chair and member of the BIEE Council.

Speaking about the role he said “The BIEE conference has a special place in UK and international work on energy economics and policy: bringing those active in research and application of energy economics together from across the academic, business and public policy sectors. I am delighted to chair the conference for 2016. The challenges and the pace of change in all aspects of the energy domain remain high, and the need and opportunities for well-founded thinking on economics and its linkage to other aspects of society is great.  We have a strong committee in place and intend to prepare and deliver an exciting conference in September 2016, drawing out the expertise of the BIEE membership and the wider energy economics community.”

Prof Matthew Leach

Matthew is part of the multidisciplinary Centre for Environmental Strategy at the University of Surrey, where he has recently completed six years as Centre Director. Matthew is a chartered mechanical engineer, with an MSc and PhD in Energy Policy from Imperial College London. He is past Chair of Council of the BIEE, and recently completed a five year term as Vice President of the Energy Institute. Matthew’s research relates to decentralised energy supply systems and demand-side management, looking at the environmental and economic performance of emerging technologies, and at policy aspects. Much of this research is undertaken in the context of the built environment and sustainable urban development. More

The conference call for abstracts will be announced in November 2015.

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