Dr. Peter Warren
Head of Climate Finance for Innovation and Technology
UK Government (Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Dr. Peter Warren is head of climate finance for innovation and technology in the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Peter manages the UK’s climate finance investments and international policy across various clean energy technology areas, such as sustainable cooling, energy storage, industrial decarbonisation, CCUS and clean energy innovation. He previously led the former UK Government Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)’s evidence needs and analysis on smart technologies and smart energy.
Prior to working in government, Peter worked in the International Energy Agency (IEA)’s energy efficiency in emerging economies team, focusing on energy efficiency in small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), as well as energy efficiency policy in India. Prior to this, he worked as a Sustainability Manager in industry. Peter holds a PhD in energy policy from University College London (UCL), two multidisciplinary Masters degrees (from UCL and Durham University), a PgC (from the University of Bath), and a Bachelors degree (from Durham University), all in the energy and climate field. Peter is a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and is a part-time Lecturer in energy and climate policy at UCL (since 2013). He has published 17 academic papers and 7 conference papers in the energy and climate field.