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Sam Hawkins

Data Programme Director

Sam headshot

Sam leads Ember’s data team, collecting and curating international datasets on the transition to clean energy.

He has a background in renewable energy forecasting, and spent more than ten years working for Vattenfall improving power forecasts, combining machine-learning techniques with meteorological data.
He has a BA in Computer Science, an MSc in Sustainable Development, and obtained a PhD from Edinburgh University with a thesis on the integration of wind power into the UK grid.

Outside of work he enjoys mountain biking, ski-touring, drumming, and generally being outside in wild places.

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Solar exports from China increase by a third

Exports of solar panels from China increased by 34% in the first half of 2023 compared to the same period last year.

  • China
  • Europe
  • European Union
  • South Africa
  • Solar