Director of Energy Strategy and Futures (DECC)
Jonathan Brearley is the Director of Energy Strategy and Futures in the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change. In this role, he focuses on:
· The pathways required for the UK economy to meet its target of reducing emissions by 80% from 1990 levels by 2050
· The incentives and arrangements required in the energy market to ensure that we deliver the investment required to meet our energy goals of security of supply and decarbonisation
· The infrastructure required to support future electricity and gas supply
In addition, he takes overall responsibility for security of supply within DECC and co-ordinates between teams who focus on energy policy to ensure a coherent approach.
Previously, Jonathan set up and ran the Office of Climate Change – a cross departmental strategy/ delivery unit. This took forward strategy projects and delivery arrangements across energy and climate change policy. This work included developing the draft Climate Change Bill, setting up the secretariat for the Committee on Climate Change, modelling international climate finance, and public reviews of carbon trading and of deforestation.
Prior to these roles, Jonathan worked in the Prime Ministers Strategy Unit focussing on domestic policy issues and at (what was) the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, developing the Local Government White Paper.
Prior to coming into government, Jonathan worked as a strategy consultant and has an academic background in maths, physics and economics.