About Mark Sommerfeld
Mark Sommerfeld has worked in renewable energy policy and regulation for over six years. Alumni of Cambridge University, he has managed policy regulation across both generation and retail renewable energy projects. Mark joined the Renewable Energy Association in 2015 and manages the REA''s Waste to Energy sector group, which advocates for the establishment of a thriving energy from waste Industry within a circular economy, along with realising the potential of advanced conversion technologies. Mark also leads on the REA’s Finance Forum and work stream on Brexit.
Government focus on energy from waste policy has increased over the last year. There are now multiple work streams operating across departments trying to examine the UK''s waste infrastructure needs and opportunities, while the debate on plastics has also raised public interest. How should stakeholders be engaging in these policy developments? And what must we be doing to ensure the best outcome for the industry?