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Katharine Blacklaws

Junior Consultant

Katharine is an experienced analyst with a background in energy policy, focused on renewables and energy efficiency.

Katharine joined Eunomia in September 2015 after two years at the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE), where she gained expertise in addressing the issues surrounding fuel poverty. Katharine has worked for a variety of different clients in both the public and private sector and is a confident researcher using both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

 

Recent experience

Katharine works on a range of energy projects, including updating data on new renewable energy projects as they pass through planning, construction, operation and decommissioning. Katharine has contributed to the SeaGas project, a study investigating the potential for using seaweed in anaerobic digestion for the Centre for Process Innovation. She is also working on a project for the Department of Business, Skills and Innovation (BIS) investigating the hidden costs to business of investing in energy efficiency.

 

Career history

During her time at CSE, Katharine worked on numerous projects, including a full evaluation of the current supplier obligation, the Energy Company Obligation; an investigation into the barriers to retrofitting buildings of multiple occupancy in Europe and an assessment of the potential for data-sharing at multiple levels of governance to support fuel poverty schemes.

Katharine completed an interdisciplinary social sciences Master’s degree in Sustainability at the University of Leeds in 2012. Her dissertation, for which she earned a distinction, examined the community benefits of wind farms, focusing on two case studies.