Chris Goodall Speaker

Chris Goodall

Author of five publications on energy and climate change, writer and commentator on the transition to a low-carbon economy and consultant

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Expert on energy and climate change, who has written five books on the subject and regularly consults and speaks on the subject.

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Chris Goodall’s Background

Chris Goodall is an author of five energy and climate change publications including his most recent book “The Switch”. Chris is also a writer and commentator on the transition to a low-carbon economy.

In his book, Chris presents the argument that the transition to a global economy based on solar power is unstoppable. His book has received critical acclaim and has been described by the FT as “highly readable” and the Guardian said it was “wonderfully up to date”. Chris’s previous publications were included in the FT’s “Book of the Year”, won an award for non-fiction and have been translated in several languages.

He speaks to business and academic audiences on energy transition including recent presentations for the Economist magazine, the New Scientist and the FT Energy conference. He has also delivered conference speeches at Warwick and Lancaster Universities, the Norway Research Council at a pioneering low-carbon company in Spain. Chris has presented on radio and his blog is part of the Guardian Environment Network. He is currently the writer in residence at Imperial College Business School and an angel investor in start-up low-carbon businesses.

He also works with private companies and other organisations regarding influencing their thinking on low carbon transition. Over the last year, Chris gave a talk at an internal conference for a large offshore oil production company, a building products association and the UK’s anaerobic digestion trade body.

Chris was a former equity partner in Enders Analysis a media and telecommunications research company, was a member of the UK Competition Commission and was a consultant for Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey & Co.

He has an MBA in Economics from Harvard University, an MA in Political Science and Economics from the University of Michigan and a BA in Economics from Cambridge University.

 

 

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The unstoppable rise of solar power | Mega | in conversation with author Chris Goodall
The unstoppable rise of solar power | Mega | in conversation with author Chris Goodall
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ECO16 London: Chris Goodall Spinetic Energy
ECO16 London: Chris Goodall Spinetic Energy
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21st Century Challenges: Ready For Impact? - Chris Goodall
21st Century Challenges: Ready For Impact? - Chris Goodall
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