The Fleming Policy Centre
The Fleming Policy Centre (formerly The Lean Economy Connection) is an independent research centre founded by the late Dr. David Fleming in 1994. It works to design and develop strategies in the context of current environmental challenges – especially climate change and the depletion of fossil fuels – and is best known as the originator (in 1996) of the TEQs system.
Tom is our Campaign Manager, leading our project team in developing and delivering the strategic campaign for the implementation of TEQs. He brings extensive experience of political and environmental campaigning and communications from his previous roles, most recently as Onshore Wind Communications Coordinator for RenewableUK‘s External Affairs team.
Dr. Christopher Shaw
Our Managing Director joined in 2006 and worked closely with Dr. David Fleming until our founder’s death in 2010. Shaun is co-author of the All Party Parliamentary report into TEQs and lead author of 2015’s definitive Carbon Management paper on the system, and served as a member of DECC’s Personal Carbon Allowances Advisory Group, reviewing progress in the UK government’s feasibility study into TEQs. He is also Chair of the Ecological Land Co-operative and author of the Transition movement’s second book, The Transition Timeline. His wider work is discussed at his own Dark Optimism site.
Dr. Victoria Hurth
Victoria is a lecturer at Plymouth University with a professional background as a management and marketing consultant. Her PhD considered the social, cultural and marketing influences that shape energy consumption and she is a regular guest lecturer on Sustainable Marketing. She has been a Climate Change Advocate for the British Council and currently sits at a committee level for the British Standards Institution, the Plymouth Social Enterprise Network and the Plymouth Climate Change Commission.
Dr. Larch Maxey
Larch is Project Manager with the Network of Wellbeing and a Research Fellow at Plymouth University. During twenty years of teaching, researching and practising in the field of sustainability Larch has produced over forty academic and popular publications, including two co-edited books, and made a significant contribution to national policy.
Steve is our Communications Director, who brings top-level experience as a leader in the communications sector, and an international outlook. He is the CEO of Country Strategic and heads up the team at Salt magazine.
Dr. David Fleming
Dr. Fleming (1940-2010) received his PhD in Economics in 1988, founded The Lean Economy Connection (now The Fleming Policy Centre) in 1994, and first published on the model of TEQs in 1996. His popular guide to TEQs, Energy and the Common Purpose, followed in 2005 (third edition, 2007), with his magnum opus, Lean Logic, published posthumously in 2011. For a fuller and wider biography, see Wikipedia.
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We gratefully acknowledge the All Party Parliamentary Group on Peak Oil’s support of TEQs. APPGOPO was set up in July 2007 to review estimates of future oil production and consider the consequences of declining world oil production for the UK and world economy.
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