Energy Transitions – What are they and How do they happen?
The lecturer would introduce the characteristics and drivers of energy transitions, and attempts in the academic literature to describe their features and requirements. The talk will discuss the outcomes of a recent publication (Aldersey-Williams, Strachan, and Broadbent, 2020), which explored the development of the UK offshore renewables industry to illustrate the interplay between government, industry, and society that is required for successful energy transitions to occur.
The session will help organizations to understand and exploit the opportunities presented by the energy transition towards a low-carbon future.
Dr. Ian Broadbent – Managing Director, Broad Horizons Consulting Ltd.
Originally trained as a molecular biologist, he has experience of working in startups, multinationals, and academia. From 2016-2020 he was the Director of Robert Gordon University’s AMBA, AACSB and Energy Institute-accredited MBA programme, where he taught strategy and consultancy to managers and executives. He is currently a guest lecturer for the University of Bradford School of Management, on the MBA Circular Economy Core Principles and Concepts and Diversity, Scale and Development modules.
Dr. Ian Broadbent was the part of the team that developed early stages of the Kincardine Offshore Wind Farm, working along side Pilot Offshore Renewables Ltd. and Atkins to gain the site lease from the Crown Estate and deliver the environmental scaping report.
He published several articles in peer-reviewed journals (e.g., Nature Energy, Marine Policy, Energy Policy, Utilities Policy, Energies) on project consenting issues and offshore wind project subsidies, costs and performance.
He is a Member of the Energy Institute (MEI), a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), and has a BSc (Hons) from University of Bristol, a PhD from University of Aberdeen, and an MBA with Distinction from Robert Gordon University.
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