Dr Eoin W. Lees, Fellow of the Institute of Energy, provides wide-ranging consultancy services in the Sustainable Energy field. Specific areas of expertise include:
Strategic advice and development services offered include:
For fuller details, please refer to Core Skills.
For examples of work undertaken recently, please refer to Recent Clients where references are also available.
From 1993 to 2003, I was Chief Executive of the Energy Saving Trust, a not-for-profit partnership between Government and the major energy companies in the UK. I was responsible for growing the Energy Saving Trust from 1 employee to 110 (£65M turnover per annum) and successfully led the EST through challenging and expanding roles to the current position where it is financially secure and recognised as the UK authoritative voice on household energy efficiency and greener road vehicles. Through my work, I have become recognised as a national and international authority on energy efficiency and renewable energy sources and have developed extensive networks, again both nationally and internationally, with key players and organisations.
Prior to my appointment at the Energy Saving Trust, I was
Director of the Energy Technology Support Unit (ETSU) – now
Future Energy Solutions – which was responsible for the
research, development and demonstration programmes of the
then Department of Energy in the fields of energy
efficiency, renewables, fuel cells and strategic studies of
energy related issues. During my time there, I was
responsible for the development and introduction of the
Energy Efficiency Best Practice programme which demonstrated
and promoted new energy saving technologies to businesses
and housing professionals. This programme ran from 1989 to
2002 and was widely recognised as an international exemplar.
I also initiated the R&D programmes on fuel cells and
cleaner coal technologies and greatly expanded the
programmes on biofuels and solar energy.
Recent work for a variety of private sector clients is related to the next phase of the Energy Efficiency Obligations (CERT) on household energy suppliers of electricity and gas from 2008 which will require them to spend approx. £1 Billion per year. I have also undertaken detailed feasibility analysis of the use of fiscal incentives, particularly Stamp Duty, as a means of stimulating the necessary step change in insulation installations in the residential sector to meet the UK government's CO2 targets.
Additionally, I have carried out work in other EU Member States to help with their understanding and/or implementation of energy efficiency obligations. This has drawn heavily on my experience of defining the procedures and setting challenging but achievable targets for energy companies under the UK Standards of Performance on Energy Efficiency (subsequently called Energy Efficiency Commitment and now Carbon Emissions Reduction Target) over 15 years.
I was the founding chair (2003-2008) of the EDF Energy Trust
(a charity to help EDF customers in debt with their energy
bills). I am a member for Ofgem’s Environmental Advisory
Group and Vice President for the European Council for Energy
Efficiency Economy. I am a non executive directory of the
Westmill Wind farm Cooperative, only the 2nd community owned
wind farm in England.