Mr. Seb Henbest is Head of Europe, Middle East & Africa for Bloomberg New Energy Finance in London, overseeing the firm’s European power and carbon market analysis and the development of its European business. He is also lead author of BNEF’s annual long-term power market forecast, the New Energy Outlook.
From 2008 to 2012 Mr. Henbest was Head of Research and Manager of BNEF in Australia, establishing the firm’s Sydney offices. Seb writes extensively on energy and carbon market economics, contributing to the London School of Economics Business Review and the Lowy Interpreter among others. He speaks regularly at energy industry conferences and events, is quoted widely in print media, and has appeared as an expert commentator on ABC TV, Sky News, ABC Radio, and Bloomberg TV.
In 2012 he gave evidence to House of Representatives Economics Committee in Australia on the pricing dynamics of linking Australia’s Carbon Price Mechanism with the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.
He is a 2015 Rex J Lipman Fellow and currently serves on the Board Advisory Committee of the Clean Energy Business Council.
Mr. Henbest is a physicist by training with degrees from Adelaide University and Monash, but has also spent time at Cambridge University where he read International Relations, specialising in emissions trading and environmental markets.