Jonathan Gaventa is a Director of E3G, leading our work on European energy policy. Current areas of focus include the politics of electricity and gas infrastructure, energy market reform, the governance of energy transitions and the EU Energy Union. He has contributed a number of major research projects including on offshore grids renewables in the North Seas region, European electricity highways and the European Climate Foundation’s Roadmap 2050 project. He also led E3G’s successful efforts to establish interconnection targets in the EU as part of the 2030 climate and energy framework. Jonathan has worked at E3G since October 2009.
Prior to joining E3G, Jonathan worked as a Sustainable Development Policy Officer for the Greater London Authority, where he coordinated the London Sustainable Development Commission’s work on sustainable consumption and production. He has also worked as a researcher for the London Assembly Green Group and as a lobbyist and researcher for the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety.
He completed an MSc in Environmental Change and Management at the Environmental Change Institute in the University of Oxford in 2008, and a BA in Social and Political Sciences at King’s College, Cambridge University in 2002.