Jim Skea

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"Jim Skea has particular research interests in energy, climate change and technological innovation. He has been Research Director of the UK Energy Research Centre, based at Imperial College, since 2004. He has been Professor of Sustainable Energy at Imperial College since May 2009.

"He previously directed the Policy Studies Institute and the Economic and Social Research Council’s Global Environmental Change Programme. He has operated at the interface between research, policy-making and business throughout his career. He is a founding member of the Committee on Climate Change and a Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group III (climate change mitigation). He is also on the Board of the Blackrock New Energy Investment Trust plc.

"He was Launch Director for the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership and for several years chaired the Scottish Power Green Energy Trust. He also chaired the Technical Advisory Group that developed the British Standards Institution specification for assessing the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of goods and services."[1]


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  1. UKERC UKERC Directors, organizational web page, accessed April 15, 2012.
  2. Carbon Trust Board, organizational web page, accessed May 28, 2013.