Senior Adviser, Energy and Environment
Benedict McAleenan is a Senior Adviser to Policy Exchange’s Energy and Environment Unit. He is a public policy advisor with over 13 years’ experience advising on policy development, political risk and thought leadership in the Energy, FMCG, Manufacturing and Engineering sectors. His private sector clients have included National Grid, Centrica Energy, the Renewable Energy Association, Shell, Centrica, Sainsbury’s, Endurance Wind Power and Balfour Beatty.
Related Posts & Publications
by Benedict McAleenan | Dec 7, 2020Related Content Why local electricity pricing holds the key to a Net Zero energy system. The UK Government’s commitment to quadruple offshore wind capacity by 2030 will transform Great Britain’s electricity system. However, it poses serious challenges for the...
by Benedict McAleenan | Nov 3, 2020Related Content Maximising the contribution of the North Sea to Net Zero and Levelling Up The North Sea is strategically central to meeting the UK’s target of Net Zero emissions by 2050. By fully developing offshore wind, the North Sea could provide one-third of the...
by Benedict McAleenan | May 8, 2020Related Content How the UK and international community can lower the risks of zoonotic disease Zoonotic pathogens (those that originate in animals) are a growing risk to human populations. There were three times as many outbreaks in the 1990s as in the 1940s, and...
by Benedict McAleenan | Dec 1, 2019Related Content Foreword by John Humphrys Increasing tree cover in the UK is a matter of land use policy.This simple fact is often forgotten amid a rush to re-forest Britain through multiple schemes and interventions. This seemingly overlooks the fact that...
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A clearer vision of India’s place as a leader has helped to move India towards climate action but requires action from the West to keep it there, argues Mihir S Sharma in our new journal, Environmental Affairs. policyexchange.org.u…
In our new journal, Environmental Affairs, @MacaesBruno highlights the increasing age of competition between economic blocs and spheres of influence, which is being accelerated by climate policies. policyexchange.org.u…
RT @ed_birkett 📖Energy Security Gets Local My new article for The Geopolitics of Climate Change, the first edition of the new @Policy_Exchange journal, Environmental Affairs. I argue that move to 'electrifying everything' makes energy security increasingly local & regional rather than global twitter.com/Policy_E…
The move to ‘electrify everything’ will reduce reliance on global oil and gas markets but brings new risks in energy security, writes @ed_birkett in our new journal, Environmental Affairs. policyexchange.org.u…