Kirsty Gogan works from London on the global activities of the Energy for Humanity.
Kirsty Gogan is an internationally sought-after advisor to governments, industry, academic networks and NGOs. Kirsty is regularly invited as an expert speaker on science communication, climate change, competitiveness and innovation to high profile events around the world. She has more than 15 years’ experience as a senior advisor to Government on climate and energy policy, including 10 Downing St, and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
Kirsty is managing partner of LucidCatalyst, a highly specialized international consultancy offering thought leadership, strategy development and techno-economic expertise focused on multiplying and accelerating zero carbon technology options available for large-scale, affordable, market-based decarbonization of the global economy over a wide range of future scenarios. LucidCatalyst was recently commissioned to produce the widely cited Energy Technologies Institute Nuclear Cost Drivers Study , and by ARPA-E to conduct a study on Cost and Performance Requirements for Flexible Advanced Nuclear Plants in Future U.S. Power Markets .
Kirsty chairs the UK Government’s Nuclear Innovation Research and Advisory Board (NIRAB) Cost Reduction Working Group. In 2019, NIRAB recommended investment of USD1.3 billion between 2021 and 2025 to boost the progress of innovation, leading to a package of measures designed to support UK net zero goals in 2020.
Kirsty is also Co-founder of Energy for Humanity (EFH), an environmental NGO focused on large scale deep decarbonisation and energy access. EFH was shortlisted for the Business Green Leaders “Green NGO of the Year” Award in 2016 and received the US Nuclear Industry Council Trailblazer Award in 2019. At COP21 in Paris, EFH organised a press conference that led to media coverage reaching an estimated audience of 800 million people globally. EFH jointly launched the Clean Energy Ministerial Campaign in May 2019, supported by the Canadian, US, and UK governments, and in partnership with ClearPath Foundation.
Previously, Kirsty led the Government’s national public consultation into the UK’s Energy Policy Statements, evaluated the national response to the accident at Fukushima Dai-Chi, and revised the Civil Nuclear Emergency Planning and Response guidance. As Head of Communication for the Nuclear Industry Association, she established strong, long-standing relationships within the energy sector. In this role, Kirsty founded Women in Nuclear, established an academic-led expert network and forged new relationships widely recognised as transformational for representation of nuclear in the UK, including the Low Carbon Alliance between the nuclear, carbon capture and renewables industries, representing more than 1,000 businesses.
Publications Kirsty has recently contributed to include: “Advancing Nuclear Innovation: Responding to Climate Change and Strengthening Global Security” (2019) as a Board member of the Global Nexus Initiative. She is a regular contributor to climate-related efforts at the IAEA, OECD-NEA and the Clean Energy Ministerial (NICE Future Initiative) . She has peer-reviewed and provided expert input to the International Energy Agency “Nuclear Power in a Clean Energy System (2019)” and IEA Energy Technology Perspectives (2020) as well as CleanTech Group’s investor report on advanced reactors in the clean energy transition (2020).
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.