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DECC appoints new chief scientific advisor

November 2014

Professor John Loughhead OBE FREng FTSE has been appointed DECC’s chief scientific advisor.

Professor Loughhead is currently Executive Director at UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) and will bring his extensive experience in energy industrial research to make sure the best science and engineering advice underpins Government energy and climate change policy.

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey said: “We are very fortunate to have Professor Loughhead join DECC as we deliver the greatest reform of the electricity market in a generation.

“New technology is the driving force that is moving us to a low carbon economy, powering new jobs and green growth. With vast engineering experience across academia and the private sector, Professor Loughhead brings a depth of knowledge that will be invaluable in areas such as shale gas, as well as keeping the UK as an energy world leader and creating momentum towards a global climate change deal.”

Professor Loughhead has been active in energy research for more than 30 years, predominantly in industrial development for the electronics and electrical power industries. Before joining UKERC, John was Corporate Vice-President of Technology and Intellectual Property at Alstom’s head office in Paris.




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