New business models for scaling up distributed energy resources (DERs)
Empirical analyses of how DERs can be scaled up across different socio-economic, geographical, or sector-based business model approaches. Especially interested in business model testing as related to distributed smart solar+storage and/or microgrid business models and/or those that can be applied in both developed and developing world contexts.
Professionally, after a season ski guiding in France in 2001-2 trying to convince guests of the importance of environmental awareness, Adam worked on media and climate issues in London from 2002 to 2005. In addition to organising events and representing the actions of business, government and non-governmental organisations at United Nations conferences, he assisted other organisations' strategic engagement with climate change. In the first year of his doctoral studies, Adam founded The Climate Consultancy to put into action the research he was undertaking. Adam is also the Chief Carbon Analyst and head of Carbon Policy and Development for the not-for-profit group, Greeenstar.org. Most recently he was a Research Fellow at ISIS, a Research Centreat the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Canada where he held a Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Currently Adam is a Lecturer in Environment and Development at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He maintains Associate Fellow's positions at the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, and the School of international Development, University of East Anglia. He is also the lead researcher and manager of the international Carbon Governance Project (CGP), focusing on low carbon business transformation. Adam has built this through collaboration development and fundraising, from organisations like the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, since 2010. He also initiated and co-orindates the CGP international workshops - a collaboration between UBC, Oxford University and University of California at Berkeley - to explore with business and government, the pathways to a low carbon future and leads work on the use of mobile communication technologies for improving effectiveness of climate and development projects in the Pacific.
In addition to his work Adam is a keen skier and surfer, rows and loves select music from classic 70s rock to electronica and dubstep.