Rachel leads our Low Carbon Energy theme. She specialises in energy policy and is author of several reports. Rachel’s current work focuses on Electricity Market Reform (EMR) and how it can deliver policies that result in a rapid decarbonisation of the electricity sector. She is looking at how the EMR process can promote the demand side, maximise renewables growth and enable the deployment of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). Her work also looks at the future role of gas in the electricity sector. Rachel gave evidence to the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee and was cited in their report on Electricity Market Reform (EMR), published in 2011.
Rachel joined Green Alliance in 2009 after working as a consultant in the climate change and renewable energy team at Enviros Consulting. She has also worked as a Carbon Consultant at Greenstone Carbon Management and as an energy consultant at Environmental Resources Management.
Rachel holds an MSc in environmental technology from Imperial College London, where she was awarded a distinction, and a first class degree in physics from Manchester University.
Recent publications and contributions
Creating a market for electricity savings,Green Alliance, 2012
Avoiding gas lock-in - why a second dash for gas is not in the UK's interest, Green Alliance, 2011
Towards a bright future – transforming the electricity market, Green Alliance, 2010
Cost effective renewables: the role of the Renewable Heat Incentive in decarbonising energy, Green Alliance, 2010,
Future proof: An electricity network for the 21st Century?, Green Alliance, 2010
Chapter in UNISON’s energy prospectus - Perspectives on our Future Energy,The environmental challenge of a ‘just transition’, 2010