Kirsty Gogan works from London on the global activities of the Energy for Humanity.
Kirsty Gogan, MSc. is co-founder and executive director of Energy for Humanity (EFH), an environmental NGO focused on large scale deep decarbonisation and energy access. EFH led a delegation of the world’s most highly regarded climate scientists to Paris COP21 in order to make the case for nuclear to be recognised as a vital part of the clean energy mix. EFH was subsequently shortlisted for the Business Green Leaders “Green NGO of the Year” Award in 2016. At COP23, EFH published a new report on European Climate Leadership 2017 and presented a new study on Decarbonizing Cities with Advanced Nuclear. She is also founding director of CleanTech Catalyst (a consultancy specialising in climate and energy), recently commissioned by the UK-based Energy Technologies Institute to lead the Nuclear Cost Drivers Study in partnership with Lucid Strategy (based in Cambridge, MA). The Study has proven foundational for current UK policy on nuclear new build.
Kirsty is regularly invited as an expert speaker on science communication, nuclear competitiveness and innovation to high profile events around the world. She has more than 15 years’ experience as a senior advisor to industry, non-profits and Government, including at 10 Downing St, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, and the Department of Energy and Climate Change, where she ran the national public consultation on nuclear new build, reviewed the national communications response to Fukushima and revised national guidance for civil nuclear emergency planning and response.
With his documentary "Pandora's Promise", Robert Stone has built a bridge from nuclear energy to climate change and environmental protection.
He travelled with former anti-nuclear activists to Chernobyl and Fukushima. The documentary gives a vision on what nuclear energy would be capable in doing to protect the environment, especially when future reactor concepts will be used that can also recycle nuclear fuel. Robert Stone lives in the metropolitan area of New York and is currently working on a new film project.
The Swiss entrepreneur Daniel S. Aegerter co-founded Energy for Humanity to further his philanthropic agenda with regards to future energy supply.
As one of the most successful Swiss tech-entrepreneurs, Daniel Aegerter is convinced that clean electricity is the form of energy with the highest quality and that its share needs to be dramatically increased at the expense of fossil fuels.
Eric Ingersoll is a strategic advisor and entrepreneur with deep experience in the commercialization of new energy technologies.
He has extensive project and policy experience in renewables, energy storage, oil & gas, and nuclear, with a special emphasis on advanced nuclear technologies. Eric develops commercialization and market entry strategies for advanced energy technologies such as advanced nuclear power generation, carbon capture, and zero-carbon liquid fuels. He has led an array of projects related to regulatory, financing, and project delivery barriers in the nuclear sector for a variety of clients, including government agencies in the US and abroad, including the development of a definitive cost study on advanced nuclear technology. His company, LucidCatalyst, maintains one of the industry’s most comprehensive advanced nuclear cost models.
Eric has been an interim leader or strategic advisor to over 30 startups. He raised over $100 million of private equity for General Compression, of which he was a founder and the lead inventor of the technology. Because of his unique strategic vision, focus on addressing climate change, and experience developing and commercializing new technologies, Eric was a member of the National Commission on Energy Policy (NCEP) renewable energy advisory group, and was honored by the Obama White House as a Champion of Change in Renewable Energy.
Working for foundations, such as the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the MacArthur Foundation, The Surdna Foundation, and others, as well as innovative programs at the World Bank, the IFC, the US Department of Energy, NREL, USEPA, the California Energy Commission and the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust, Eric has led the way with innovative business approaches to policy challenges. Some of these ‘firsts’ include value chain based industry design of PV distribution for the developing world, securitization of solar debt, solution-oriented venture capital for sustainable forest products from the rainforest, organizing the US Sustainable Forest Products Buyers Group, and building the first organization of renewable energy power marketers.