Nick leads the Lower Carbon Futures Programme at the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford, and is a Jackson Senior Research Fellow at Oriel College, Oxford.Nick has worked on energy, environment and climate issues for 30 years and was a lead author on the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC published in April 2014. He authored the first report on how the Government's 2010 20% carbon emission reduction target might be delivered and the European Commission report used as the basis for the UK Government's first estimate of the social cost of carbon.
Nick is a member of Ofgem's Sustainable Development Advisory Group. He is a Fellow of the Energy Institute and a member of the Energy Policy Panel of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Previously he worked at the Energy Saving Trust from 1999 to 2007 as Director of Strategy. In 2001, Nick was seconded to the Cabinet Office, Performance and Innovation Unit, where he was a co-author of the Government's Review of Energy Policy, leading the work streams on energy efficiency and long term energy scenarios. He teaches on the University of Oxford MSc programme on Environmental Change and Management.