Michael Lord is Beyond Zero Emissions’ Head of Research. He is leading research into a zero carbon industry plan for Australia. He wrote ‘Electrifying Industry’ which shows the potential for renewable electricity to replace fossil fuels in industrial heat processes. He was also lead author of the ‘Rethinking Cement’ – the world’s first report to show how to eliminate emissions from the cement sector. Michael joined Beyond Zero Emissions from global environmental consultancy RPS, where he advised local governments and the private sector on reducing emissions and managing climate risk. Before that Michael was the infrastructure lead on the UK Government’s Climate Ready program, working with energy and transport operators to improve their climate resilience. Michael has also worked in the Climate Change team at the Victorian Government.