Stephen Calvert is Carbon Reduction Officer at
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council.
Originally a mechanical engineer with British Aerospace and Rolls-Royce
for over 20 years, Stephen became more directly engaged with the energy
sector in the 1990s as Chief Operating Officer of
The Northern Energy Initiative (TNEI).
There he developed projects to support North East businesses and
communities by aiding improvements in energy efficiency and in
sustainable energy supply. He was involved in the establishment of
NaREC at Blyth and in the development of renewable energy projectsand
also contributed to the Regional Spatial Strategies for the North East
and East Midlands regions to aid increases in local energy generation and supply.
At Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council Stephen has been responsible for the
Carbon Management Programme produced the Councilís renewable energy strategy
and has overseen the installation of around 200kW of building mounted PV with
a further 250kW planned. He is also working with the local process industry
on a City Deal backed district heating project. He is an active member of
the NE Energy Leadership Council and a visiting lecturer on energy matters
to the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Stephen Calvert was on the panel of
Debating the State of the Nation in July 2014