Rachel Solomon Williams is Head of Low Carbon Fuels at the UK Department for Transport, a role she has held since the beginning of 2018. Rachel’s career to date has focussed on energy and environment policy development. Most of her work has been within the UK civil service, but it has also included a posting in the corporate affairs team at Tesco and a year as interim Managing Director at Sandbag, a UK climate thinktank. Highlights of Rachel’s career have included piloting the UK Climate Change Bill (now Act) through Parliament and overseeing a major review of the Feed-in Tariffs Scheme.
Dr Ausilio Bauen
Dr Ausilio Bauen is a Director of E4tech, a strategy consulting firm specialising in sustainable energy. He has 20 years’ experience in sustainable energy technologies and supply chains. Ausilio works with private and public sector clients to understand opportunities and risks in sustainable energy and develop related business and policy strategies. His work covers techno-economic, environmental, market, business and policy aspects. In particular, Ausilio advises energy and automotive companies, technology developers, industry associations and governments on growth and sustainability aspects of biofuels. He is part of advisory panels for a range of organisations, including the IEA's Bioenergy Roadmap Advisory Group, the Climate Bonds Initiative's Technical Working Group on bioenergy, and the selection panel for UK Department for Transport Fuels for Freight and Flight Competition. Since 2006 he has been advising the UK Department for Transport on the development of the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation.