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Tom Rowlands Rees

Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Head of Energy Smart Technologies

Tom is a Senior Analyst in the Energy Smart Technologies (EST) practice at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The EST team, consisting of analysts and researchers around the globe, produces in-depth research and analysis on emerging technologies such as the smart grid, energy storage, green buildings, energy efficiency, advanced vehicles and fuel cells.

Tom is responsible for the EST team’s analysis of energy efficiency. His work at Bloomberg New Energy Finance has included in-depth research on LED lighting, heat pumps, superconductors, electrochromic windows as well as analysis of the business models, financing structures and policies driving the deployment of those technologies.

Prior to joining Bloomberg New Energy Finance Tom was completing his PhD in Physics at Oxford University. His research focussed on the development of novel particle-acceleration technologies based on high-power laser-plasma interactions. He collaborated extensively with research groups based at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the United States and the Max Planck Institute in Germany. The key findings of his thesis are published in Physical Review Letters and are widely cited.

Outside of his work for BNEF, Tom has a personal interest in business in Africa. He is co-founder of Nigerian production company Cinema Kpatakpata and wrote and produced Confusion Na Wa, which won best picture at the 2013 Africa Movie Academy Awards.