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Katharine Blacklaws

Consultant

Katharine is a qualified PRINCE2 Practitioner and an experienced analyst who project manages the Renewable Energy Planning Database (REPD) on behalf of BEIS. She has a strong background in energy policy, focused on renewables, electricity storage 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 projects, including socio-economic modelling for the SeaGas project, a study investigating the potential for using seaweed in anaerobic digestion for the Centre for Process Innovation. She has been involved in a two legal disputes in the waste sector as a project co-ordinator and has worked on several due diligence projects related to Smart Meters. Katharine has previously completed work for the Department of Business, Skills and Innovation (BIS, now BEIS) 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 holds 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.