Terry Cook

Visiting Fellow

Terry Cook is a Visiting Research Fellow within the Energy and Environment Research Unit. He began working in the renewable energy field in 1990 as a Research & Development contractor on the UK Wind Farm Progamme for the Energy Technology Support Unit (ETSU) on behalf of the Department of Energy.

Since 2003 he has worked on UK Government and European Commission information outreach programmes in the new EU Member States of Central and Eastern Europe promoting sustainable energy. He is currently working on EC projects in the Balkans and launching a new distance learning course on Energy Regulation in transitional economies with the Open University's Centre for Professional Learning and Development and IPA Energy + Water.

Selected Publications

T.Cook and D.Elliott, 'Energy Transformations in Central and Eastern Europe' Invited Paper Tenth World Renewable Energy Congress, Glasgow 2008.

T.Cook and D.Elliott, 'Energy Options in Lithuania - Renewable Energy' - Article British Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania Newsletter. October 2009.

T.Cook and D.Elliott, 'New Europe - New Energy: Networking for a Sustainable Energy Future' paper to the Russian Society for Ecological Economics 7th International Conference "Globalization, new economy and the environment. Business and Society Challenges for Sustainable Development" St Petersburg, June 2005. International Journal of Ecological Economics & Statistics (IJEES) Vol.4, No.W06, Winter 2006.

T.Cook. and D.Elliott - 'Symbolic Power: the future of nuclear energy in Lithuania' Science as Culture, Vol.13, No.3, Sept. 2004 pp 373-400.

T.Cook and T.Robotham: 'Assessing Public Reaction to the Environmental Impact of Windfarms' paper for the British Wind Energy Association Conference, 1991.

T.Cook, 'Wind Turbines in the Landscape: Planning issues' Energy Technology Support Unit, Dept of Energy (1994).

T.Cook - Interactive CD-ROM: Public Consultation with Local Communities
into Proposed wind farm at Beinn an Tuirc, Mull of Kintyre. Scottish Power (1997).

T.Cook 'Energy Toolkits: A guide to energy conservation'. CD-ROM for the Energy Saving Trust, 2002.

Full list of publications (see above)

Current Projects

Short Term Expert for European Commission project "EC Infrastructure Projects Facility in the Western Balkans" - (DG Enlargement) Assessment of potential use of wind power in the energy market in Albania. Albania (2009).

Short Term Expert for European Commission project "Support to European Integration" Analysis of the Kosovo Programme for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Resources. Kosovo (2008).

"Development of Energy Regulation Courses for Countries in Transition" - an e-learning course for training of new energy regulators. Collaboration between the Open University Centre for Professional Learning and Development and IPA Energy + Water Economics, Edinburgh (2010).

Open University and Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP). Promoting Renewable Energy in South Eastern Europe through International Co-operation. Croatia (2008).

Network Co-ordinator. New Europe - New Energy Network funded by UK Department of Trade & Industry New & Renewable Energy Programme, (2004-2008).

Leader Pre-EU Accession UK Trade & Investment Mission to Romania, (UK New & Renewable Energy Programme) (2006).

Leader Pre-EU Accession UK Trade & Investment Mission to Bulgaria (UK New & Renewable Energy Programme) (2005).

Leader Pre-EU Accession UK Trade & Investment Mission to Baltic States (UK New & Renewable Energy Programme) (2004).

"Social and Economic Consequences of Nuclear Power Plant Closure" UK DTI International Nuclear Policy Programmes. Set up UK Government Information Exchange on Renewables and Energy Efficiency for local economic regeneration to aid new employment in context of closure of Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant, Lithuania (2003).

DTI EU Enlargement Unit/Danish Energy Agency. Pre-EU Accession Capacity building for the Lithuanian Ministry of Economy and Ministry of Environment for renewable energy policy planning (2003).

Presentation on 'Renewable Resource Assessments' for the Ministry of Economy, Republic of Lithuania, Vilnius, August 2002.

Seminar on 'Best practice for environmental impact assessment', for the Ministry of Environment, Republic of Lithuania, Vilnius, May 2003.

Developed EERU website for the United Nations World Summit for Sustainable Development, Johannesburg, in 2002 on Local Agenda 21 Energy projects. Project funded by an Award from DTI New & Renewable Energy Programme. See

Environmental Impact Studies for Scottish Power Wind Farm Programme. Design of public consultation with local communities and other consultees to improve effectiveness of the renewable energy project implementation (1996-2000).

Research & Development Awards from the Energy Technology Support Unit, on behalf of UK Department of Energy Wind Energy Programme. Production of 'Guide to Best Practice' case studies for Developers and UK Local Authorities and Environmental Impact Studies of the UK's First Wind Farms.


Terry Cook obtained B.A. (Hons) Sociology from the University of Leicester and then worked in the media as a TV producer in the UK and the USA. In the early 1990's he worked as a consultant on contracts for the UK Government's New & Renewable Energy Programme. Since 2002 he has been a Visiting Research Fellow in the Energy & Environment Research Unit, co-ordinating the New Europe-New Energy Network supporting renewable energy and energy efficiency development in New EU Member States and potential EU Accession countries.


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