Jan is passionate about creating a world that consumes less energy, is more sustainable, and socially just. For more than 10 years he worked towards this vision as a consultant, researcher and volunteer. Jan is the Knowledge Leader for Energy Efficiency Policy and a Principal Consultant at Ricardo Energy & Environment, a leading energy and climate change consultancy which is part of Ricardo plc, a global engineering and consultancy business with 2,000+ staff.
In addition to his consultancy work Jan also has a track record in energy research focusing on the politics of energy efficiency. He is a Senior Fellow at the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED) based at Sussex Energy Group (SEG) of SPRU, University of Sussex. He is also a Honorary Research Associate at the Lower Carbon Futures Group of Oxford University's world-renowned Environmental Change Institute. Jan's work has resulted in more than 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings and trade magazines.
Jan regularly presents on invitation at national and international conferences and has been an expert witness on several occasions to the House of Commons. He has been interviewed by the New York Times, BBC Radio 4 and The Guardian. Jan's research is widely cited including by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the International Energy Agency (IEA) and in various parliamentary reports. In recognition of his work Jan has been appointed to be a member of the tt30, a think tank of the Club of Rome. and the Atlantic Council's Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy Network.