Who We Are
Director: Stephen Tindale
Stephen joined the foundation in May 2015. He has worked on energy and climate change since 1989: past roles have included Research Fellow at the Centre for European Reform (www.cer.org.uk) ; Head of Communications and Public Affairs at RWE npower renewables; Executive Director of Greenpeace UK and chair of the Greenpeace European Unit; advisor to various Environment Minister Michael Meacher; Director of the Green Alliance; adviser to Shadow Environment Secretary Chris Smith. Stephen spent two decades campaigning against nuclear power before deciding that it is a necessary part of the solution, alongside energy efficiency, renewables and carbon capture and storage. As well as his work for the Alvin Weinberg Foundation, he is a consultant to Tidal Lagoon Power (http://www.tidallagoonpower.com) and the ReEnergise Group (http://www.reenergisegroup.com) and runs the Climate Answers website (www.climateanswers.info).
Policy Officer: Suzanna Hinson
Suzanna joined the foundation in May 2015, having previously worked at the Centre of European Reform and for Climate Answers. She graduated from Cambridge University having specialised in sustainable future-fuels and worked on a number of renewable technologies. Whilst still conducting her own academic research on European Super-grids and writing for Climate Answers, she leads the Foundation’s work on what public policies are needed to get advanced nuclear power off the ground.
Technology Officer: John Lindberg
John joined the foundation in September 2016, bringing broad parliamentary and technical experience. Before joining Weinberg John worked as policy adviser to Sir Jamie McGrigor MSP, Conservative spokesperson on the environment, Europe and external affairs in the Scottish Parliament and was a research intern with the Conservative Chief Whip and Energy spokesperson in the European Parliament, Dr Ian Duncan MEP. In 2015 he served as Secretary-General of the Young European Council’s Energy & Climate Action Committee. John graduated from Glasgow University with a First in Politics, having specialised in fear politics of nuclear power. Alongside leading Weinberg’s technical side, John conducts research into fear perceptions, technological lock-in and nuclear power as climate change mitigation as a part of his MA in Climate Change at King’s College, London.