Speaker bio's

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Joanne Wade is CEO of the Association for the Conservation of Energy and a member of the eceee Board.  She has worked for more than 25 years in energy efficiency policy in the UK, with particular interests in buildings, local sustainable energy, the low carbon economy and fuel poverty.  Joanne is a Fellow and Council Member of the Energy Institute in the UK and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Imperial College London.

Tyler Bryant leads the IEA’s work on energy efficiency markets and is project manager of the Energy Efficiency Market Report.

Yves Marignac is the Executive Director of WISE-Paris, an independent non-profit information, study and consultancy agency on nuclear and energy issues based in Paris, France. After five years of academic studies in Mathematics and on Scientific and Technical Information in Paris-XI University, and four years of applied research on the role of scientific and technical expertise in public policies, he joined WISE-Paris in 1997 to contribute as an expert to a pluralist and informed debate.

He has authored or contributed to many publications and studies, and gave numerous lectures on nuclear risks, energy policies and decision making issues, providing government agencies, parliament bodies, media and non governmental organisations in France and at both European or international level. In 2012-13, he participated, within the French Environment Minister’s cabinet, to the organisation and coordination of a National Debate on Energy Transition (DNTE), preparatory to the 2015 Energy Transition Act. He is a spokesperson and the head of prospective analysis of the independent group of experts, for which he coordinates the production of lowcarbon French energy scenarios.

Paul Hodson is head of the European Commission's energy efficiency unit. He previously worked for the Commission on renewable energy; urban transport; and as a speechwriter.

Before joining the Commission, he was head of transport policy at Manchester City Council and transport policy manager at Reading Borough Council.

He began his career in the Inner Cities Unit of the UK's National Council for Voluntary Organisations. He has a degree in history from Cambridge University and a masters in urban planning from Oxford Polytechnic.