EnergyREV LEAD for Local Energy System Businesses and Financial Practices
Janette Webb is Professor of Sociology of Organisations, Edinburgh University and Co-Director of the UK Energy Research Centre. Her research concerns energy, climate change and society, with a focus on comparative European policy and practice. In addition to EnergyREV research on local energy business and finances, she is investigating local and regional energy systems in international contexts; diverging energy policy in UK devolved governments (CREDS) and Energy Efficient Scotland Pilots (ClimateXChange). She leads the Heat and the City research group and has a working knowledge of local energy initiatives across the UK. She co-convenes a network of leading edge local authorities, plus government officials, ESCos and expert practitioners.
Her research contributes to policy: she is a member of the Infrastructure Commission for Scotland, and has advised Scottish Government on Fuel Poverty, Energy Strategy and Climate Change Plans. She is a member of UK Government BEIS social research evaluation group and ISCF Prospering from the Energy Revolution Advisory Group. She chaired the UK Committee on Climate Change 2016 Advisory Group on Energy Efficiency and Heat. She was Non-Executive Director, and Sustainability Lead, NHS Health Scotland 2003-11 and founder member of NHS Scotland Public Health and Sustainability Network. She is a member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh multi-disciplinary Inquiry: The Future of Energy. She played a leading role in development and launch of the University of Edinburgh multi-disciplinary MA Honours Degree in Sustainable Development.