Graham Weale

Graham Weale

Graham Weale is a recognised expert in energy markets, energy strategy and energy transitions. With over 40 years’ experience, he explores the interconnection between technological, economic and political developments in the EU and US.

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Graham Weale's Biography

Graham Weale stands as a preeminent authority in the realm of energy transitions, wielding a comprehensive grasp of their political, economic, and technological intricacies. His research and insights have also played a pivotal role in shaping governmental strategies. As of 2016, Prof. Weale holds the esteemed position of Professor of Energy Economics at Ruhr University Bochum, where his pioneering research delves into pivotal areas such as industry decarbonisation, green fuels, and the intricacies of power market design.

During his tenure as Chief Economist at RWE AG, Germany's largest power generator, Prof. Weale navigated the company through the complex landscape of the German Energiewende, orchestrating a seamless transition from nuclear power to renewables. He previously served as the Director of European Services for Global Insight, now a part of Standard & Poor's. In this capacity, he provided astute insights across all energy sectors and European nations, specialising particularly in natural gas. His expertise was frequently sought after as an Expert Witness in high-stakes gas contract arbitrations, a testament to his unparalleled depth of knowledge.

Prof. Weale's foresight has been instrumental in shaping Europe's energy landscape. In the late 1980s, he was hailed as the first energy expert to recognise the transformative potential of Combined Cycle Gas plants as a major power generation source. Moreover, he has lent his advisory prowess to esteemed entities such as the European Commission and various European governments, leveraging his extensive oil experience gained during his tenure with ExxonMobil.

Graham Weale boasts a distinguished pedigree, holding a Physics Degree from Oxford University, an M.Sc. in Systems Engineering from London University (City), and an MBA. He is an esteemed member of VIK, the German association for energy-intensive industries, and serves on the steering committee of CEEM (Chaire European Electricity Markets) at Université Paris-Dauphine, a renowned think-tank.

A highly sought-after speaker and conference moderator, Prof. Weale captivates his audiences with his fluent delivery of English and German. His speaking engagements traverse a wide spectrum, covering topics ranging from energy transitions and market dynamics to sustainable development and beyond, cementing his status as a thought leader in the global energy discourse.

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