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Research interests

My current research forms part of the Supergen Bioenergy project (supergen-bioenergy.net) and UKERC (ukerc.ac.uk). Within Supergen, I am analysing the relative merits and impacts relating to various bio-sourced energy vectors. Within UKERC I am involved in the "decarbonising industry" theme; investigating the various industrial sources of GHG and options to abate them.

More generally, I am interested in the assessment of the direct and indirect consequences of the decision to adopt one energy system over its alternatives. Typically this involves simulation of the systems at various levels of detail and aggregation in order to assess their interactions. My analysis usually begins with energetic performance and GHG emissions impacts but then draws upon broader environmental analysis (e.g. LCA), economic and systems analysis in order to provide a more complete picture. I have used a wide variety of modelling paradigms, approaches and tools to facilitate this.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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