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An optimistic view on the energy of the future


Chris Goodall

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Energy expert, consultant and author speaking about energies of the future, sustainability and climate change

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Our keynote speaker Chris Goodall is a successful author, consultant and speaker in the field of new energies. The independent expert has the talent to communicate complex scientific ideas in an engaging manner to his attendees. He gives specialized talks about climate change, energies of the future and sustainability.

Optimist about the energy future

As an author of several successful books and writer for Guardian Environment Network and other energy websites, such as Abundance and The Ecologist, Chris Goodall knows how to communicate ideas clearly and tersely. Additionally, he runs two websites himself. Carbon Commentary and its weekly newsletter cover topics across the energy technology and finance around the world and Solar Forecast, gives a uniquely accurate forecast of UK solar power output over the next five days and serves the electricity trading market. Chris recently became the director of a one of UK’s largest electric vehicle charging companies.

Chris Goodall has built up a strong expertise within the field of energy technologies and gives regular talks about global approaches to low carbon energy generation, low carbon heat, electric cars and battery storage as well as carbon capture and geoengineering. He has spoken at most of the large festivals across the UK, including Hay, Cheltenham, Oxford and Bristol Science. He has given presentations at the Science Museum, the House of Commons and the British Library. Chris Goodall works with big NGOs and companies and gives his best advice on how they can become more energy efficient. He has advised Marks & Spencers on community energy and even helped Greenpeace with the possibility of a 100% switch to LED in the UK.

Chris Goodall is often asked to give opinionated statements of why the conventional view is mistaken; he always explains his views professionally with data and arithmetic analysis. In his talks, he uses clear historical analogies without loosing the focus on a qualified audience.

Chris Goodall is a strong believer in research and supports that the world can now become a world of low fossil fuel use but reasonable prosperity for all. He is an optimist about the energy future.

Chris Goodall has worked for many of the world’s largest media companies in locations around the world. After leaving Harvard Business School, he was also a full member of the UK Competition Commission, now part of the Competition and Markets Authority.

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    Keynotes by Speaker Chris Goodall

    • Energy technologies – global approaches to low carbon energy generation
    • The significance of science for global companies
    • Progress in renewable energies
    • Sustainability challenges in the United Kingdom: How will the United Kingdom meet its carbon targets while still delivering reasonably priced heat, transport and electricity? What policy changes need to be made? What are the main financial and technical obstacles? What should the new government do?
    • Carbon reduction in architecture and the construction industry
    • Sustainability challenges to the world economy
    • How global energy problems interact with food, with water and with reforestation
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