The panelists: Can technology unlock ‘unburnable carbon?

For those joining us for the launch of our second White Paper tonight, Can technology unlock ‘unburnable carbon?’, we have some interesting distinguished panelists ready to provide their perspective on the paper and answer questions during the Q&A session.

Check out our panel profiles:

Luke Warren photoDr Luke Warren is the Chief Executive at the Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA).

Luke has also worked on a wide range of CCS policy issues for the association, including UK Electricity Market Reform, CCS regulations, European CCS activities as well as international bodies working on CCS and climate change issues.

He has provided evidence to Governments, developed multiple papers and spoken widely on CCS matters.  Prior to joining the CCSA Luke worked in a number of positions in the energy industry.

Luke has a PhD in Biological Sciences from University College London and a Degree in Environmental Sciences from Queen Mary, University of London.

Charlotte Wolff-Bye is Vice President Sustainability at StatoilCharlotte Wolff-Bye picture (2)

Charlotte Wolff-Bye joined Statoil in 2014 as Vice President Sustainability. She introduced Statoil’s first Group-wide sustainability strategy, followed by concrete actions on carbon emission reduction, international climate change advocacy and human rights.

Previously Charlotte was General Manager, Group Head of Corporate Responsibility for the global steel and mining company ArcelorMittal. Charlotte spent a decade in the telecommunications sector holding a number of positions relating to sustainability, most notably with Telefonica and O2.

In 2011 Charlotte was entered into the prestigious group – ‘Top 40 under 40 International Development Leaders in London’ by Devex. Charlotte is based in London, where she engages proactively in the public debate on the power of business enterprise in tackling social and environmental problems.

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Professor Paul Ekins

Professor Paul Ekins is Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy and Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources at University College London. He is also Deputy Director of the UK Energy Research Centre. He has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of London and has extensive experience consulting for business, government and international organisations.

Paul Ekins’ academic work, published in numerous books, articles and scientific papers, focuses on the conditions and policies for achieving an environmentally sustainable economy. His most recent book (co-edited with Jim Watson and Mike Bradshaw) is Global Energy: Issues, Potentials and Policy Implications (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2015).

In the UK New Year’s Honours List for 2015 he received an OBE for services to environmental policy.