Richard Lowes

Richard Lowes

University of Exeter

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Richard has worked on heat decarbonisation issues for almost a decade, initially working for gas transporter SGN on future of heat issues, before moving to the University of Exeter in 2014 where he has completed a PhD and a number of research projects. His expertise is around the policy and governance needed to achieve a sustainable heat system. His research has considered lobbying associated with heat policy, the changing roles for businesses in the heat transition (and their responses), perceptions of policy makers to heat decarbonisation and the performance of heat policy measures including the Renewable Heat Incentive. He also advises businesses, charities and Government including WWF, The Regulatory Assistance Project and The Scottish and Irish Government around heat decarbonisation and wider governance issues. He is also a non-executive member of the Scottish Government’s heat decarbonisation strategic policy board.

Richard has been a researching member of the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) since 2016. When not thinking about heat, Richard enjoys an active life in Cornwall.