International Energy Advisory Council

Allan Jones

Wednesday 5 November 2014

Allan Jones MBE (UK), IEAC Chair, is owner of Allan Jones Energy and Climate Change, an energy and climate change consultancy working both in the UK and overseas. Allan is also a Member of the Seoul International Energy Advisory Council advising the Seoul Metropolitan Government on its energy and climate change policies and strategies.

Allan was Chief Development Officer, Energy and Climate Change at the City of Sydney (2009-2014) and a Board member of Australia’s National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (2010-2013). Prior to his Sydney appointment Allan was Chief Executive Officer of the London Climate Change Agency (2004-2008) and prior to that Woking Borough Council’s Director of Thameswey Ltd in the UK.

Allan’s role at the City was to deliver the City’s Green Infrastructure Plan, including trigeneration, renewable energy, advanced waste treatment and decentralised water master plans and major building energy efficiency retrofits, LED street lighting and solar PV projects on the City’s own buildings and operations. During his appointment the City reduced Council’s overall greenhouse gas emissions by 20% over 4 years as well as setting in place the green infrastructure to supply 100% of the City’s local government area electricity, heating and cooling demands from renewable energy resources and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70%, both by 2030.

The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility is based at Griffith University studying how Australia can adapt to the impacts of climate change such as more frequent and severe droughts, floods and sea level rise.

During his time in London Allan set up and ran the London Climate Change Agency, developed the energy and climate change elements of the London Plan, Mayor’s Climate Change Action Plan and the Mayoral Climate Change Statutory Duty as well as developing and implementing decentralised energy and renewable energy projects in London.

During his time at Woking, Allan reduced CO2 emissions by 77.5% from 1990 levels to 2004 and undertook ground breaking work on energy efficiency, trigeneration, renewable gases from waste, alternative fuels for transport, renewable energy and fuel cells. Under Allan, Woking installed 81 private wire decentralised energy systems, nearly 10% of the UK’s total installed solar PV and the first fuel cell CHP in the UK.

Allan was appointed a Member of the British Empire in 1999 for services to energy and water efficiency and was instrumental in Woking Borough Council gaining the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development 2001 in the development of Local Sustainable Community Energy Systems, the only local authority ever to receive a Queen’s Award for Enterprise.