University of Leeds
Peter Taylor holds a Chair in Sustainable Energy Systems at the University of Leeds where he leads interdisciplinary research that addresses the challenges of accelerating the transition to a sustainable low-carbon energy system. He is a member of a number of high-profile RCUK research centres including the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions, the UK Energy Research Centre, the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and the Supergen Energy Networks Hub. He has also received funding for his work from the Centre for Low Carbon Futures, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Energy Systems Catapult and the Worldwide Universities Network. From 2007 to 2011, Peter was Head of the Energy Technology Policy Division at the International Energy Agency in Paris, responsible directing high profile publications such as the Energy Efficiency Indicators and Energy Technology Perspectives series. In a previous consultancy career, he was Technical Director of a major UK energy and environmental practice and worked extensively for the UK Government and European institutions on energy policy issues.