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UCL Energy Institute professors announced as government advisors

16 February 2012

Professor Tadj Oreszczyn and Professor Paul Ekins (UCL Energy Institute) have been announced as advisors to the Department of Energy and Climate Change's new Energy Efficiency Deployment Office (EEDO).

Professor Oreszczyn

Professor Oreszczyn, Director of the UCL Energy Institute, and Professor Ekins, Director of Energy and Environment Policy, attended the EEDO launch last week. It was announced that EEDO will be working with industry experts to ensure that they have the best possible evidence, analysis and policy response to this challenging agenda.

Professor Oreszczyn said: "The Energy Efficiency Deployment Office is an important government initiative driving forward the energy efficiency agenda in an area which has previously been fragmented across stakeholder groups and government departments. I am therefore honoured to be asked to provide advice to EEDO in the buildings sector."

Professor Ekins, added: "I am very pleased to have been appointed an adviser to the new Energy Efficiency Deployment Office. Energy efficiency has a large role to play in helping the UK move to a low-carbon and more energy-secure future, but it is clear that improving energy efficiency can present a number of policy challenges. I shall be doing my very best as an adviser to help the DECC address these effectively."

Images from left: Professor Paul Ekins (Director of Energy and Environment Policy) and Professor Tadj Oreszczyn (Director of UCL Energy Institute) 

Related links:

UCL Energy Institute
Energy Efficiency Deployment Office (EEDO)