Environmental policy expert Professor Michael Grubb has been appointed senior adviser on sustainable energy policy at Ofgem.
Mr Grubb will join the sustainable development division in April.
The climate change specialist has addressed the economic, technological and social aspects of limiting greenhouse gas emissions in reports for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
As a senior research associate at Cambridge University’s faculty of economics, he has a history of working with carbon energy technologies and integrating intermittent power sources into the electrical system.
Mr Grubb said: “I am delighted to be joining Ofgem at this time of transition, and I look forward to a role in helping the UK maintain a leading position in designing and developing the markets to ensure long term economic and environmental sustainability.”
A priority for Ofgem is embedding sustainability considerations into its work and decisions. It hopes Mr Grubb will drive this mission forward.
Senior partner for sustainable development Sarah Harrison said: “Michael’s expertise and insight will help shape Ofgem’s regulatory policies towards meeting these goals.”
Ofgem is working towards improving the way energy is used to ensure less investment in renewable energy is necessary.