David Hunt Energy Guru

David is Managing Partner of Hyperion Executive Search, a clean energy executive search specialists. He has been in the clean energy sector since 2007 and held posts on the Policy Board of the UK Renewable Energy Association (REA), chaired the Pan-European Energy Storage Alliance and sits on the Low Carbon Economy Board for the Liverpool City LEP. He also spent seven years as director of an award winning multi-technology renewable energy company, before setting up Hyperion in 2014. He has spoken about renewable energy on various British and international trade publications including the BBC and the FT. David holds prestigious awards in the energy sector and is recently completing a degree in Environmental Management and Technology from the Open University.

 

Build more Runways, Electric Aircraft are Coming

Last month, merely 28 years after the UK government first agreed to expand capacity in the South-East of England, Theresa May’s cabinet approved building a third runway at Europe’s busiest airport, London-Heathrow, by 2026. The backlash is as predictable as the anti-air travel activism is repetitive. Undoubtedly, blockades will re-emerge until another government takes the reins from the current, and another round of consultations (and consultants) again comes to the same conclusion: air travel is beneficial to a country’s economy and society. Having sufficient capacity is not a question of “if”, just of “where”.

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End Subsidies for Parking Before They Kill Us

Parking subsidies – for city residents and for visitors – adversely impact a city’s air pollution, the health and quality of life of its residents, as well as its economy. They must end.

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Finding Europe’s Energy Storage Talent

We have recently won a number of international assignments partnering with companies trying to identify and recruit candidates for European roles.

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Toxic Employees: How to Avoid them

Nothing is more debilitating within an organisation than a toxic employee. Employers naturally give a lot of time and energy to attracting outstanding candidates. Far fewer devote any time to considering how to avoid the wrong type of candidate finding their way into their business.

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How to Make Yourself Energy Storage Ready

We all know that the solar industry, particularly in the UK has lost a significant number of jobs in the last nine months. We also know that energy storage is the hottest of hot topics at present, and a sector predicted to see substantial growth. However, as I’ve written before, the number of jobs available in the storage sector doesn’t come close to the number of solar jobs lost. Demand outstrips supply. What is more many of the jobs lost to solar do not lend themselves to transfer to the storage sector, for an obvious example think roofer.

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