'Seizing the opportunity to raise hydrocarbon taxation' with Daniel Hardy & William Todts

Past Event

30 September 2020, 11:00am - 12:00pm


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In this webinar, Daniel Hardy and William Todts will talk about how to address the uneven playing field of energy, where fossil fuels attract large subsidies compared to clean and renewable technologies.

This webinar is organised by the Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy and will take place via Zoom. Please register for the event on Eventbrite to receive joining instructions.

Helen Gavin will host the webinar.

More information to follow soon.

Daniel Hardy

Daniel C. Hardy is currently an Academic Visitor at the European Studies Centre, St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford. As a member of staff of the International Monetary Fund for most of his career to date he worked on macroeconomic and financial sector policies in a wide range of industrialized, emerging market, and developing countries. He has undertaken research on such topics as cross-border policy coordination, credit market behaviour, and stress testing. He has also worked at the Austrian Financial Market Authority and the German Bundesbank. He studied at the universities of Oxford and Princeton.

William Todts

William Todts is the Executive Director of Transport & Environment (T&E), a position he has held since February 2017. In his role he steers the organisation to promote, at EU and global level, policy that ensures cleaner, safer and smarter transport. Before that, he was T&E Director Freight & Climate where he has led the campaign to regulate CO2 emissions from trucks in Europe. He also led a campaign to get cleaner and safer trucks on European roads as well as for the 95 grammes CO2 emissions target that new cars must achieve by 2021.

William joined T&E in 2011 where he held various positions including: Programme Manager from 2015 to 2016, Senior Policy from 2014 and 2015 and Policy Officer from 2011 to 2014. Previously, he worked for the Belgium’s EU Presidency, as well as at the European Parliament and for Belgium MEP Kathleen Van Brempt (S&D). Todts holds a MA in European Studies in History from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).

Helen Gavin

Helen Gavin is based in the Environmental Change Institute of the University of Oxford, working on the Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy. She is a sustainability professional, passionate about renewable energy and water resources, with expertise in a range of quantitative environmental issues. She has covered a range of roles including technical specialist, water and energy auditor, programme manager, and knowledge exchange in consultancy and in academia.