Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources
William Blyth

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William Blyth specializes in the modelling and analysis of energy security and climate change policy.

He is a visiting research fellow at London Business School, and director of Oxford Energy Associates, an independent research company.

His work focuses on the role of policy on investment decision making and risk, and how to deliver secure energy supplies within a context of transition to a low-carbon economy.

He has carried out projects for the International Energy Agency, London Business School, the Electric Power Research Institute, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Institute of Public Policy Research, UK Energy Research Centre, the Committee on Climate Change, Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) and the Department for Transport.

He has published widely on a range of topics related to climate and energy security, and worked at the International Energy Agency in Paris on energy security and climate change policy, authoring several papers and a book.

Prior to joining the IEA, he worked for a short period at the European Environment Agency in Copenhagen having previously worked for more than eight years at AEA Technology Environment. 

He has a DPhil in physics from Oxford University. 

Areas of expertise

  • Climate change policy
  • Energy policy
  • Emissions trading
  • Energy efficiency
  • Renewables

Past experience

2003-2004Administrateur, Energy and Environment Division, IEA
2002-2003Project Manager, Energy and Environment, European Environment Agency
1994-2002Senior Consultant, AEA Technology Environment