Philip Sargent is a founder of the Cambridge Energy Forum
and takes a lead in developing its programme of work. He has extensive knowledge of energy technologies internationally.
Philip had had a university research career as a physical metallurgist working in product design and materials selection at Cambridge, Technion and Carnegie Mellon universities where he was a visiting professor. He is a member of the Institute for Materials, Minerals and Mining, a Chartered Engineer, and has accountancy and management experience.
He has worked in five high-technology start-ups in Cambridge and has run local software companies. He has worked commercially since 1993: on new product development at Analysys and Quillion, strategic marketing at Laser-Scan, technology leadership and inspiration internationally at the OpenGIS consortium and in the UK at BSI. He is currently working at Diboride Conductors Ltd., which he founded, which makes superconducting wire with Rolls Royce plc.
Fiona Harvey is the Environment Correspondent
for the Financial Times. She has a reputation as an
experienced and prolific climate reporter and writes
extensively on carbon trading. In 2005, she won the
Foreign Press Association environment story of the year
award for an FT Magazine article on climate change
sceptics. She has also written on a freelance basis for
Scientific American, the New Scientist and the
Encyclopaedia Britannica. Before joining the FT, she was
editor of PC Week, and was responsible for the launch of
Internet World magazine in the UK.
Michael Schlup is the Director of the Gold
Standard, a methodology and label for premium quality
carbon credits. Michael is responsible for maintaining
the high credibility of the brand by managing the Gold
Standard supporters – 43 NGOs globally – and its
Technical Advisory Committee, which oversees the
technical aspects. He also works with both developers
and buyers to build capacity and market the advantages
of the Gold Standard.
Previously to his engagement
at the Gold Standard, Michael worked at the UN
Environment Programme’s Collaborating Center BASE on
issues regarding financing sustainable energy. In this
role, he analysed and supported the financial
structuring of sustainable energy projects and helped
UNEP in designing financing mechanisms for the sector.
Michael also has experience as a consultant advising
companies in the steel, cement and utility sector on
carbon, energy and broader environmental management
issues and successfully built-up a company selling
sustainability communication services and carbon offsets
to organisations and individuals, which was eventually
sold to a consortium of consultants and a major utility
Michael holds a degree in Geography
and a M.Sc. In Environmental Management and Policy from
Lund University in Sweden. He is also a certified social
auditor. Michael is Swiss citizen and based in
Jeremy Nicholson is Director of the Energy
Intensive Users Group, which campaigns for secure,
competitive energy supplies for UK industry. His
background is in civil engineering, specialising in
infrastructure, resources and business planning projects
for water and energy utilities and their regulators,
prior to joining EIUG in 2000. He is a member of Ofgem's
Environmental Advisory Group, BERR's Business Climate
Change & Energy Group, a Board member of IFIEC
Europe (the International Federation of Industrial
Consumers), and a Fellow of the Institute of Energy.
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