Kirsty Gogan


Founder & Managing Partner

Kirsty Gogan is an internationally sought-after advisor to governments, industry, academic networks and NGOs. Kirsty is regularly invited as an expert speaker on science communication, climate change, competitiveness, and innovation to high profile events around the world. She has more than 15 years’ experience as a senior advisor to Governments on climate and energy policy, including 10 Downing St, and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. Kirsty is a member of the UK Government’s Nuclear Innovation Research and Advisory Board (NIRAB) where she chairs the cost reduction working group. Kirsty is also co-founder and managing director of consulting firm, LucidCatalyst, and Founder and Managing Director of Synergetic Clean Energy Technologies Ltd. Publications Kirsty has recently contributed to include “Advancing Nuclear Innovation: Responding to Climate Change and Strengthening Global Security” (2019) as a Board member of the Global Nexus Initiative. She is a regular contributor to climate-related efforts at the IAEA, OECD-NEA and the Clean Energy Ministerial (NICE Future Initiative). She has peer-reviewed and provided expert input to the IEA “Nuclear Power in a Clean Energy System (2019)” and Energy Technology Perspectives (2020) as well as CleanTech Group’s investor report on advanced reactors in the clean energy transition (2020) and the Royal Society report on Nuclear Cogeneration: civil nuclear energy in a low carbon future (2020). Kirsty’s voluntary work includes having co-founded Energy for Humanity (EFH), which under her leadership, was shortlisted for the Business Green Leaders “Green NGO of the Year” Award. She serves on the Board of Nuclear Innovation Alliance, as well as Voices for Nuclear. The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has appointed her to serve on a new committee to identify opportunities and barriers to the commercialization of new and advanced nuclear energy technologies over the next 30 years.

Sessions With Kirsty Gogan

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 04:00pm - 04:30pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 10:00 pm - 08/mar/2022 10:30 pm

    TerraPraxis | Repowering Coal

    Presentation Carbon Management/Decarbonization Start-ups

    Presentations from startups and tech innovators showcasing case studies on new technologies and innovations in the energy ecosystem.

Thursday, 10 March

  • 04:30pm - 05:15pm (CST) / 10/mar/2022 10:30 pm - 10/mar/2022 11:15 pm

    Advanced Nuclear Technologies Leading to New Interest

    Panel Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power Innovation & Technology

    Nuclear technologies are attracting a resurging interest as global net-zero targets reveal gaps in clean resource adequacy, necessitating development of a clean reservoir infrastructure. This panel will explore the pathways and hurdles for advanced nuclear to become the clean base-load option of choice in the next phase of the energy transition. What technological advances have been made since the build-out of the legacy fleet to accommodate heightened needs for resilience and flexibility? How does advanced nuclear stack up against peer technologies in the clean reservoir space such as batteries and hydrogen? Will we see head-to-head competition for market share or are there opportunities to harmonize?