The Energy Efficiency Deployment Office (EEDO) has appointed Peter Boyd as Expert Chair. Boyd is currently the CEO for Carbon War Room, an independent global, non-profit that seeks to accelerate entrepreneurial solutions to profitable, ‘gigaton-scale’ reduction in carbon emissions.

Commenting on the appointment, Secretary of State, Edward Davey, said: “I am delighted that Peter Boyd has been recruited to this important post. Peter will bring valuable experience in rolling out major programmes from his time with the Virgin Group to his current role at Carbon War Room, and I am very confident that he will make a major contribution to the energy efficiency agenda.”

The EEDO works within the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and is designed to provide Ministers, management and officials with strategic guidance over Government’s energy efficiency objectives. The chair will work on strengthening connections with stakeholders and help promote the EEDO’s work.

Minister of State, Gregory Barker, welcomed the appointment, stating: “Peter brings great insight into the economic opportunities from tackling climate change, and how we unlock UK and global markets. I am delighted Peter is joining EEDO at this important time as we scale up our ambitions on energy efficiency.”

The incumbent Boyd spoke of his excitement on starting the role, explaining: “Energy efficiency is not only central to tackling dangerous climate change but it is good for business.

“At the Carbon War Room, we have found this to be a multi-billion dollar global market opportunity. I look forward to helping increase EEDO’s positive impact as it takes forward this challenging and crucial agenda, and help seize the opportunity for the UK to lead the world in this area.”