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Dr Adam Hawkes

System Design Lead – Principal Investigator

Imperial College london

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Adam Hawkes leads the CCG System Design Workstream. He is a Reader in Energy Systems at Imperial College London, Director of the Sustainable Gas Institute, and Programme Lead for Energy Modelling at the Grantham Institute. He is Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier’s Renewable and Sustainable Energy Transition journal, a new partner open access journal to the high impact Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. A Chartered Engineer, Dr Hawkes has more than 20 years’ experience of technical leadership and management in the field of greenhouse gas mitigation approaches, energy technology assessment, and systems design and modelling. Adam has worked on key emerging challenges in energy systems such as global mitigation pathways, methane emissions, the future roles for conventional and low-carbon fuels, heat decarbonization, mass-market integration of renewables, and the role of carbon capture in sustainable energy systems. He frequently provides strategic advice to UK and international governments, industry, multilaterals, NGOs, and other energy stakeholders on topics ranging from technology appraisal through to policy impact assessment.