Chris Goodall
Carbon Commentary

I focus on the transition to low-carbon energy sources across the world. Unrivalled ability to communicate clean technologies in simple English and clear numbers. Love public speaking about clean energy and the challenges posed by climate change.

Author of ‘The Switch’ a 2016 book about the unstoppable global rise of solar power. The Guardian called it ‘the definitive guide to this great benign change’. In a fit of generosity, the FT said it was ‘highly readable’. Publisher of a free weekly newsletter on green energy around the world.

Writer-in-residence, Imperial College Business School, 2017-18.

Wide experience of consulting to large organisations and detailed knowledge of cleantech opportunities in the UK and Europe. Recent projects in electric car charging, community renewables, small vertical axis wind turbines, bio-plastics, LEDs and PV.

Private investor in several renewable electricity generation companies. And in other businesses of dubious pedigree. Helped organise first employee-owned solar PV farm.

Speaker sessions


13:40 - 14:30

From Glasgow to Oxfordshire – reflections on COP26

Pickavance Lecture Theatre | Main Stage

COP26 in Glasgow from 1st to 12th November 2021, provided ever more focus on the net zero, environmental and sustainability agenda. Leading Oxfordshire companies will reflect on what COP26 means for their companies and their mission and we will consider how Oxfordshire’s innovation ecosystem is at the leading edge in the development of technologies and approaches that will address the climate crisis.

Panellists: Barbara Hammond – Low Carbon OxfordHenry Snaith – Oxford PV, and Tim Curtis – Ricardo.

Chaired by Chris Goodall.

Sponsored by Harwell Science and Innovation Campus.

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Barbara Ghinelli

Director, Clusters and Harwell Campus Business Development, UKRI-STFC

Henry Snaith

Henry Snaith

Co-founder and Chief Scientific Offer, Oxford PV

Tim Curtis

Tim Curtis

Managing Director, Ricardo Energy & Environment

Stuart Woods

Stuart Woods

Managing Director, Oxford Instruments NanoScience

Make connections that lead to new investments, new businesses and new ideas in the high-tech sector in Oxfordshire.