Conferences and seminars

Tyndall Manchester seminars

Dr. Tim Foxon- 19th February 2015, 4.30pm, C1, George Begg Building.

Transition pathways for a UK low carbon electricity future

This research explores the roles of actors and governance framings in a low carbon transition, by developing and analysing scenarios or pathways to a low carbon electricity future, as well as potential branching points along these pathways. Pathways under market-led, government-led and civil society-led framings have been analysed (see special issue of Energy Policy), and further research is exploring the changes in technologies, institutions, business strategies and user practices that would be needed to realise these transition pathways, including potential new institutional arrangements for a civil society-led pathway.

Dr. Tim Foxon is a Reader in Sustainability and Innovation at the Sustainability Research Institute, School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds, and a member of the Centre for Integrated Energy Research at the University of Leeds and the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy. His research explores technological and social factors relating to innovation and up-take of new energy technologies, the application of complexity approaches to energy and economic issues, and analysis of the co-evolution of technologies, institutions, business strategies and user practices for a transition to a sustainable low carbon economy.

Conference papers submitted to the Shipping in Changing Climates Conference, Liverpool, 18th and 19th June 2014


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