Professor Sir David MacKay (22 April 1967 – 14 April 2016)

We were saddened by the death of our colleague and associate Sir David MacKay, Regius Professor of Engineering at Cambridge, DECC’s former Chief Scientific Advisor, on 14 April 2016 at the age of 48. The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Amber Rudd, posted that “David was the model of a scientist in government; challenging, insightful and with the ability to explain the most complex subjects in a clear way.” His book, Sustainable Energy – Without the Hot Air (2009, and since downloaded more than 400,000 times) was a brilliant demonstration of that ability, and his regular interactions with EPRG were always engaging and transformative. He is greatly missed.

 EPRG would like to share the tributes paid to Professor MacKay by Telegraph, The Guardian, and Varsity among many others.  

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