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Head of Research and Policy

Head of Research & Policy

Alex joined the IHA as Head of Research & Policy in August 2020.

Alex has extensive experience in low carbon and international energy policy. Prior to joining IHA he was Head of Contracts for Difference (CfD) Policy, the UK Government's flagship renewable electricity deployment scheme, at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. His policy responsibilities included designing the most appropriate rules to deliver competitive auctions and assessing how best to mitigate the impact of intermittent renewables on the electricity system. He also led the setting of parameters for the 2019 CfD auction, which secured nearly 6GW of new renewable generation capacity at record low prices.

His previous experience included leading the UK's engagement with multi-national civil nuclear bodies at the UN, OECD and G7, designing a major component of the regulatory framework for smart meters in Britain and developing policy to support the rollout of onshore wind whilst at RenewableUK.

He holds an MSc in Climate Change and an MA in International Political Economy.

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