With a background in environmental management and policy, Laura has expertise in renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Since joining Eunomia in September 2015 she has applied these capabilities to a number of policy- and operations-based projects, working with both public and private sector clients.
Laura has recently been involved in undertaking market analysis on the biomass market for a private client. This included directly contacting a range of different stakeholders, as well as undertaking secondary desk-based research on the European biomass market.
Laura is one of Eunomia’s team providing technical support to DECC on the Energy Demand Reduction (EDR) programme. This includes assessing applicants’ Measurement and Verification Plans, verifying that equipment has been installed and checking that peak savings are realised. Laura is also currently providing support in managing a renewable energy database, which brings her into regular contact with renewable energy developers to review the status of projects in development.
Laura has previously undertaken project work on behalf of Bristol Energy Network, evaluating the effectiveness of the ‘Bristol Energy Champions’ network. This involved working with organisations such as the National Health Service, Centre for Sustainable Energy and Bristol City Council to gain an in-depth understanding of the Bristol Energy Champions project as part of the Bristol Green Capital.
Before joining Eunomia, Laura worked on a variety of projects at Loughborough University in their Corporate Services and Sustainability teams. She organised and ran workshops across University departments and the University hotel, following up on audits carried out by the Energy Manager, to raise awareness about energy saving opportunities and the practicalities of their implementation. In a separate role, Laura provided administrative support towards ISO14001 accreditation for the University’s Environmental Management System.
Laura holds a Masters in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Bristol in which she received with distinction.