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Kirsty Gogan
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Speaker Bio
Kirsty Gogan is an internationally sought-after advisor to governments, industry, academic networks and NGOs. Kirsty is regularly invited as an expert speaker on science communication, climate change, competitiveness and innovation to high profile events around the world. She has more than 15 years’ experience as a senior advisor to Government on climate and energy policy, including 10 Downing St, and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

Kirsty is managing partner of LucidCatalyst, a highly specialized international consultancy offering thought leadership, strategy development and technoeconomic expertise focused on multiplying and accelerating zero carbon technology options available for large-scale, affordable, market-based decarbonization of the global economy over a wide range of future scenarios. LucidCatalyst was recently commissioned to produce the widely cited Energy Technologies Institute Nuclear Cost Drivers Study, and by ARPA-E to conduct a study on Cost and Performance Requirements for Flexible Advanced Nuclear Plants in Future U.S. Power Markets.

Kirsty chairs the UK Government’s Nuclear Innovation Research and Advisory Board (NIRAB) Cost Reduction Working Group. In 2019, NIRAB recommended investment of USD1.3 billion between 2021 and 2025 to boost the progress of innovation, leading to a package of measures designed to support UK net zero goals in 2020.

She is a Member of the Board of the Nuclear Innovation Alliance, think tank developing advanced nuclear policy solutions to mitigate climate change supporting and informing the emerging nuclear innovation ecosystem. And was recently appointed as Member of the Committee at the National Academics of Sciences Engineering Medicine.

Kirsty also co-founded of Energy for Humanity (EFH), an environmental NGO focused on large scale deep decarbonisation and energy access. Under Kirsty’s leadership, EFH was shortlisted for the Business Green Leaders “Green NGO of the Year” Award in 2016 and received the US Nuclear Industry Council Trailblazer Award in 2019. At COP21 in Paris, EFH organised a press conference that led to media coverage reaching an estimated audience of 800 million people globally. EFH jointly launched the Clean Energy Ministerial Flexible Nuclear Campaign in May 2019, supported by the Canadian, US, and UK governments, and in partnership with ClearPath Foundation.

Publications Kirsty has recently contributed to include: “Advancing Nuclear Innovation: Responding to Climate Change and Strengthening Global Security” (2019) as a Board member of the Global Nexus Initiative. She is a regular contributor to climate-related efforts at the IAEA, OECD-NEA and the Clean Energy Ministerial (NICE Future Initiative). She has peer-reviewed and provided expert input to the International Energy Agency “Nuclear Power in a Clean Energy System (2019)” and IEA Energy Technology Perspectives (2020) as well as CleanTech Group’s investor report on advanced reactors in the clean energy transition (2020). Co-Founders, Kirsty and Eric Ingersoll, recently published the report Missing Link to a Livable Climate revealing how untapped options for clean hydrogen can put the world back on the pathway to the Paris climate goals.
Kirsty Gogan