Richard Lowes

UKERC Researcher, PhD Candidate

Richard is based within the University of Exeter Energy Policy Group where he specialises in heat policy and governance. Following a masters in Energy Policy Richard, worked with SSE on Government relations and policy and them moved to SSE's daughter company SGN. At SGN, a gas network owner, Richard led on Government policy and engagement around issues including the future of the gas grid, distributed gas and heat transitions.

Richard is currently working on the UKERC Heat, Incumbency and Transformations project while also completing his PhD investigating the role of social and political power in the development of UK heat policy.