William Blyth Oxford, UK

  • Expert in renewable energy investment, policy and technology
  • Founder, Oxford Energy Associates
  • Associate Fellow, Chatham House


Green Growth in Practice: Lessons From Country Experiences (2014)
Green Growth in Practice: Lessons From Country Experiences (2014)


William Blyth is the founder of Oxford Energy Associates, an independent advisory body that researches, informs and influences the global transition to a sustainable energy system, taking account of climate change and social equity.

He is also currently an Associate Fellow of Chatham House. Here, he is working on a project that looks at the impact of climate policy uncertainty on investment decisions in the energy sector. Since setting up Oxford Energy Associates, he has also worked with the Electric Power Research Institute and Shell.

Until October 2004, William was working at the International Energy Agency in Paris, where he carried out policy analysis for the IEA committee responsible for energy and climate change policy issues, as well as the Annex I Experts Group, a committee of international climate negotiators.

During his time at the IEA, William wrote several papers on issues ranging from green investment schemes, linking of emissions trading schemes and a framework for assessing interactions between climate change policies and energy security policies. In addition he contributed to the expert in-depth review of Sweden’s energy policy, as well as the UNFCCC’s review of the third national communication of the EU.

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