Syed has close to 20 years working in the sustainable energy industry, in a wide variety of roles and organisations ranging from Friends of the Earth, the Combined Heat and Power Association, the Greater London Authority, Arup, and as a director of a trade association working in the insulation sector. Syed established Energy for London (www.energyforlondon.org), an independent think tank supporting London’s progress to becoming a low-carbon city.
In 2014, he was seconded into the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) undertaking a review of linkages across the Government’s demand side energy policies. Syed has recently produced reports for the Green Investment Bank, London Green Party and Greenpeace. Syed is a policy advisor to the Green Gas Certification Scheme, working on issues related to the production of renewable gas (biomethane).
Syed is a Director of the Parliamentary Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group (PRASEG), a Trustee for national fuel poverty organisation National Energy Action (NEA), on the Board of the Solar Trade Association and is a Commissioner to the London Sustainable Development Commission.