University of Oxford
James works on modelling the spatial and temporal variation in energy demand from the UK vehicle fleet to 2050, taking into consideration technology change, modal shift and the evolving travel requirements of the population. In doing so, we can evaluate the extent to which flexibility in energy demand can play a part in allowing the carbon-intensive transport sector to reach ‘net zero’.
Prior to joining CREDS, James’ background is as an engineer: originally training ‘mechanically’ (Imperial College) and working in industry (Rolls-Royce; UK Atomic Energy Authority) before switching to the energy discipline via a PhD (University of Strathclyde) on the impact of electric vehicles on our power system and the potential to which their charging can be managed to support the integration of renewables. His research interests are in transport & energy system modelling and the development of novel technologies & market structures to facilitate rapid energy system decarbonisation.
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