Tim Dixon joined the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEAGHG) in January 2008, as Programme Manager CCS and Regulatory Affairs. IEAGHG is an international research programme established since 1991 and focusing on carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS). He is responsible for ensuring IEAGHG activities provide the evidence-base to support the growing regulatory and policy developments for CCS. This includes responsibility for the Research Networks on Risk Assessment, Monitoring, Environmental Impacts and Social Science, for related technical studies, for the International Summer School, and for input to the UNFCCC and London Convention.
From January 2010 to January 2012 Tim was seconded part-time to the Global CCS Institute in Canberra to develop their CCS regulatory capability and input to UNFCCC. From November 2011 to January 2012 Tim was seconded to UK Department of Energy and Climate Change, and was the EU’s negotiator on CCS in CDM in COP-17 Durban.
From 2002 to 2008 Tim worked in the UK Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) as Senior Policy Advisor, seconded from AEA Technology. He worked in the area of carbon capture and storage (CCS) and also cleaner fossil fuels, coal mine methane, and related international collaborations and agreements. As well as working on UK and EU regulatory developments for CCS, Tim led the DTI work on CCS and emissions trading (EU ETS and CDM), and worked on the amendments of the London Protocol (1996) and OSPAR (1997) marine conventions to remove their prohibitions on CO2 storage. Tim also worked on the CCS and cleaner fossil fuel initiatives for the UK’s G8 Presidency and the EU-China NZEC Project for the UK’s EU-Presidency in 2005.
Tim is a member of many international task forces, working groups, and committees relating to CCS, including being chair of several. He has given many presentations and published many papers relating to CCS.
Prior to DTI, in AEA Technology’s ETSU at Harwell since 1995, Tim worked as Programme Area Manager for UK DTI’s Cleaner Fossil Fuels and Carbon Abatement Programmes, Principal Consultant for International Emissions Trading, and Manager of DTI Renewable Energy Exports. Tim has also worked in Non-Destructive Testing in UKAEA, with a spell at Curtin University, Perth, Australia. Tim has an MBA from Oxford Brookes University (1997), a BSc Applied Physics from the University of Hull (1986), and is a member of the UK Energy Institute and the UK Environmental Law Association.