Kirsty Gogan is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Energy for Humanity (EFH), an NGO focused on enabling universal access to clean and cheap energy whilst tackling climate change within urgent timescales. EFH was shortlisted for the Business Green Leaders “Green NGO of the Year” Award in 2016.
Kirsty has been a senior advisor to governments, industry, academic networks and non-profit organizations for more than 15 years, working at 10 Downing St, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).
Leading the Government’s public consultation into the UK’s nuclear new build program, Kirsty addressed public concerns about nuclear power and engaged antinuclear campaigners in a constructive dialogue process with Government that continues to this day.
As Deputy Head of Civil Nuclear Security, Kirsty reviewed the UK national communications response to Fukushima, and implemented a number of recommendations supported by industry and Government. She subsequently provided editorial oversight for the revision of the Civil Nuclear Emergency Planning and Response Guidance. Kirsty also created the Low Carbon Alliance between nuclear, renewables and carbon capture and storage industries, representing more than 1,000 businesses and welcomed by Greenpeace. She helped to establish the first UK chapter of the global Women in Nuclear network, is a visiting researcher at Manchester University, and an independent advisor to Government.