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Senior Vice President, Power & Environmental Policies - Alstom Power



Joan MacNaughton has been an influential figure in the energy policy debate in a variety of roles. She joined Alstom Power in 2007 a Senior Vice President, Power and Environmental Policies.


An Honorary Fellow and President Elect of the Energy Institute, Joan is also Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and a member of the Board of Governors, Argonne Laboratory at the University of Chicago. She is a Companion of the Order of the Bath.


Joan leads Alstom’s policy department and spearheads the company’s clean power advocacy, to advance clean, sustainable energy and reduce power generation CO2 emissions.


Prior to joining Alstom, Joan has played a key role in shaping UK energy policy. As Director General of Energy she delivered several major changes and made a significant contribution to international energy policy, including overseeing the energy agenda during the UK Presidency of the EU and leading the work on the energy part of the climate change proposals agreed at the G8 Gleneagles Summit.  From 2004 to 2006, she was elected Chair of the Governing Board of the International Energy Agency, delivering a significant reform programme and leading the Board’s emergency response to the supply disruption caused by Hurricane Katrina.



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