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Every month Energy Now interviews key industry figures to gain insight into market developments, including the latest opportunities, advancements in technology and legislative updates.

Interview with Susan Twining, chief land use policy advisor, CLA

The CLA's Susan Twining provides her thoughts on subjects including the Agricultural Transition Plan and associated support, carbon's value, environmental standards, renewable energy opportunities and tree planting.

Interview with Merlin Hyman OBE, chief executive of Regen

Merlin Hyman is a passionate advocate of a smart, decentralised, low carbon energy system based on renewable energy and an influential figure in energy policy, sitting on leading forums such as the BEIS and Ofgem Smart Systems Forum.

Patrick Holden CBE, farmer & head of the Sustainable Food Trust

The head of the Sustainable Food Trust shares his thoughts on topics including the agricultural transition plan, measuring farm sustainability, soil management, the role of renewables and more!

Interview with Morag Watson, Director of Policy at Scottish Renewables

Morag Watson is Director of Policy for Scottish Renewables, leading their political work, representing Scotland’s renewable energy sector and advising Government's on the path...

Liz Bowles, Associate Director farming & land use, Soil Association

Liz Bowles is responsible for leading and managing the Soil Association’s work with UK farmers in conjunction with the Producer Support Team. The Producer...

Interview with ADBA’s Chief Executive Charlotte Morton

A practicing lawyer for 10 years, Charlotte Morton studied for her MBA at London Business School before setting up a car club business. Asked...

Interview with Frank Gordon, Head of Policy, REA

Frank Gordon has held a range of renewable energy and climate change posts in central Government and the energy sector. He has a Master’s...

Interview with the GSHPA’s Bean Beanland

Bean Beanland is the chairman of the Ground Source Heat Pump Association (GSHPA), has a Degree in Physics from Imperial College and is an...

Interview with the BHA’s Simon Hamlyn

Simon Hamlyn has been the Chief Executive Officer of the British Hydropower Association (BHA) since January 2014 and is based in Whitchurch, Shropshire with...

Interview with NFU’s Dr Jonathan Scurlock

Since 2007, Jonathan Scurlock has led on analysis and advice about energy and climate change to the NFU's management, office holders and members. His...

Interview with DEFRA’s John Powell