Ben Backwell

Managing Director

 

Ben Backwell a leading commentator and strategist in the renewable energy industry. He helps clients across the energy and power sector to position themselves in a rapidly changing market and technology landscape. He advises the CEO’s of renewable energy and technology companies. He takes part in the board of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the IRENA Business and Investor Group and many other bodies and is the author of what has been called the “definitive” book on the wind industry, Wind Power, the struggle for a new global industry. He helped create the Solution Wind global awareness campaign for the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) in the run up to the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris to highlight the sector’s cost competitiveness and the growing involvements of large corporates such as Google, Ikea and BMW.

He is a frequent speaker and moderator at international conferences and has contributed to a wide range of publications. Before getting involved in the renewable energy industry, Ben worked as a journalist and analyst covering oil and gas markets and economic policy for, in countries such as Venezuela, the US, Brazil and Argentina and was a former OPEC correspondent.

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