The Tyto Tech 500 Power List went live at the end of 2018, and for the first time, we can reveal the 10 most influential people in UK CleanTech, as we dive into the data sector-by-sector.
2018 was a landmark year as climate change and environmentalism finally seemed to enter the public zeitgeist. However, when it comes to government level targets, no one could quite agree on what % of clean energy, although apparently “100% is the new black”, with California aiming for 100%(by 2050) and the EU criticised over its increase to a mere 32%(by 2030). Regardless of policy, the innovators aren’t slowing down, with advances in solar and battery technology, the latter having improved by over 80% in the last 8 years, being dubbed the “gas killer”.
Which brings us back to this list of 10 people in the UK helping to drive and influence this space and the trends we are seeing in the shape and content of this list of influencers.
Government is still playing a stronger role within this sector, in terms of influence, than many other tech sectors according to our findings, while academia is surprisingly light given the reliance, not only on infrastructure and policy but in continuing to innovate through both technology and consumer behaviour. Although it could be suggested that the two campaigners on the list will in some ways make up for this shortfall towards behaviour and policy, less so from a tech innovation perspective.
The 60/40 gender split on the list has some way to go but is one of the best we’ve seen throughout the sector breakdowns.
Tyto Tech 500: Top 10 Influencers in CleanTech
|1||Tom Delay||Carbon Trust|
|4||Molly Scott Cato||Parliament|
|5||Peter Bance||Origami Energy|
|8||Damian Carrington||The Guardian|
|10||Emily Gosden||The Times|