Jess Britton

Jess Britton

University of Edinburgh

Jess Britton is a Research Fellow in Local and Regional Energy Systems at the University of Edinburgh.

She is an interdisciplinary social scientist who specialises in the policy and practices of energy system change, particularly in relation to the role of city and regional actors, new business models and devolution. She is Deputy Lead for Theme 2 (Local and Regional Energy Systems) and is responsible for project 2.1: Local and Regional Energy Systems in the context of UK Devolution.

Previously she worked at the University of Exeter researching the relationship between energy governance and innovation, as well as the changing role of local actors in decarbonisation. She has published across a range of topics including; heat decarbonisation, smart energy cities, the role of local government in sustainable energy, green growth and new energy business models. She has also carried out consultancy for Ofgem, Sustainability First, the Centre for Sustainable Energy and Bristol Green Capital. She sits on the BEIS Smart Systems Forum and has previously worked as a Sustainability Manager in local government and the NHS.

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