Eric Ling

Engagement Manager

Eric is an expert in the energy transition, and its implications for government policy and business strategy.

Eric specialises in markets and policy across both electricity systems and economy-wide energy systems. Eric’s recent work includes assessing the requirements for a low-carbon transition in energy, transport, industry and buildings across major economies (including Mexico); assessing the requirements and impacts for the roll-out of electric vehicles, including vehicle-to-grid technology across the UK; assessing the feasibility of integrating high-levels of renewables into the energy grid, and the requirements in terms of firm capacity and ancillary services.

Eric joined Vivid in 2017 from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). Most recently, Eric led the CCC’s power sector work programme, advancing the policy debate on increasing the flexibility of low-carbon electricity systems, system integration costs of low-carbon generation technologies, commercialising carbon capture and storage and the impact of climate targets on electricity prices. Prior to that, he led the CCC’s programme on low-carbon transport, assessing the technological and policy requirements to move to new transport solutions. Prior to this, Eric led analysis for the CCC’s statutory advice to Government on the Fourth and Fifth Carbon Budgets, the UK’s climate targets to 2032. In a previous role, Eric also led the CCC’s work programme on low-carbon transport technology pathways.

Eric holds an MSc in Environmental and Resource Economics from University College London, and an MSc in Environmental Sciences from the University of East Anglia. Eric also holds a degree in Oriental Studies from Cambridge University.

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