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Peter Taylor

Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems
University of Leeds

Peter Taylor holds a Chair in Sustainable Energy Systems at the University of Leeds where he leads interdisciplinary research that addresses the challenges of accelerating the transition to a sustainable low-carbon energy system. He is a member of a number of high-profile RCUK research centres including the UK Energy Research Centre, the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions, , the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and the Supergen Energy Networks Hub. He is also the leader of a major project on distributed energy storage (www.c-madens.org). From 2007 to 2011, Peter was Head of the Energy Technology Policy Division at the International Energy Agency in Paris, responsible for directing high profile publications such as the Energy technology Roadmaps and Energy Technology Perspectives series. In a previous consultancy career, he was Technical Director of a major UK energy and environmental practice and worked extensively for the UK Government and European institutions on energy policy issues.