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Dr Gordon Edge

Director of Economics and Regulation RenewableUK
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Dr Gordon Edge is director of policy at RenewableUK. He has been involved in energy throughout his career, initially in academia, followed by journalism.

After gaining a PhD in power systems planning from Imperial College, he undertook a research fellowship in energy and the environment at the University of East Anglia, a post sponsored by Eastern Electricity (which later became TXU Europe).

Moving from there into journalism, he worked on a number of specialist electricity magazines before being recruited by Financial Times Energy in 1999 to establish and edit Renewable Energy Report, a monthly publication covering business and policy developments in the wind, solar, biomass and geothermal sectors. After five years in that role, he joined BWEA (now RenewableUK), where he initially had the role of Head of Offshore, followed by a period as Director of Economics and Markets. He was then promoted to Director of Policy.

At RenewableUK, Gordon now has overall responsibility for coordinating all policy issues relating to all aspects of planning, economics and delivery of all the technologies that the association champions.

Dr Gordon Edge has had a varied career in energy, initially in academia, followed by journalism, and now advocacy for the renewable energy industry. At the start of 2004 he joined BWEA (now RenewableUK), initially as Head of Offshore. In all his roles, he has had a strong interest in the economic and business aspects of energy, which made his move to being RenewableUK’s Director of Economics and Markets a natural one. In 2010 he was promoted to Director of Policy.