Duncan Gibb advises on the technologies, policies and data needed to switch to clean heating. He leads RAP's European work on the economics of heat pumps and has published multiple papers, notably on economics and policy, the Renewable Energy Directive and cold-climate heat pumps. Duncan joined RAP’s Europe team in 2022 with more than 10 years’ experience in energy research and policy analysis.
Prior to joining RAP, Gibb was a lead analyst and project manager at REN21 in Paris, a global network on renewable energy, where his focus was on writing and publishing the influential Renewables Global Status Report. His work analysed worldwide trends and developments in renewable energy policy, markets and industries and contemporary issues, including system integration of renewables. At REN21, he published several major reports, including a study on renewable heating and cooling policy written with the International Renewable Energy Agency and the International Energy Agency. He also has served as co-author, advisor and reviewer to multiple international energy publications.
Duncan Gibb previously worked at the German Aerospace Center in Stuttgart, where he coordinated the center’s research on thermal energy storage within international research networks. Prior to that, he carried out technical research on thin-film solar cells at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg, Germany.
He is an engineer by training, holding a Master of Science in renewable energy management from the University of Freiburg and a Bachelor of Chemical and Process Engineering from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada.
A native Canadian, Duncan speaks fluent English, French and German.
How Duncan Gibb is Energizing Change
Esprit olympique : remporter le défi français des pompes à chaleur
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