Senior Consultant

Phone: 01603 604400

Malwina Qvist has been working in the energy sector for over seven years, specialising in low-carbon technologies and their performance in the energy system.

Malwina is a recent addition to the Cornwall Insight consulting team. Before joining the team, she was a Senior Energy Engineer at BEIS, where she worked on advising ministers and policy makers on delivering Net Zero. She has worked across a variety of policy strands such as: Contracts for Difference, Capacity Market, Levy Control Framework, Energy Entrepreneur Fund, nuclear R&D (SMR competition, AMR competition), new nuclear projects and more. Her most recent work was designing a competition for greenhouse gas removal technologies.

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Low carbon generation

Through the dark: Transformation for community energy

Community energy generation in Ireland is currently at a nascent stage, but developments in 2019 could see it become a major player in energy generation. Most community energy funding is spent on energy efficiency rather than energy generation. Our research indicates that there is as little as 6MW of community-owned...

Low carbon generation

How nuclear energy can help the UK reach its net zero goals

This article was originally written in Energy Spectrum on 21 March 2021. To find out more about a subscription to Energy Spectrum, please contact Nick on There are several challenges to reaching net zero, where its proponents believe nuclear could add value. Some of tomorrow’s main issues concern: How to provide low...

Low carbon generation

Nuclear energy and its potential importance for net zero

This article was originally written as a longer piece in Energy Spectrum on 21 March 2021. To find out more about a subscription to Energy Spectrum, please contact Nick on Nuclear energy has been an integral part of the UK’s electricity system for many decades. Currently, nuclear provides around...