Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex
Steve is an energy and climate policy specialist with 25 years of experience in academic and consultancy research.
He is currently Professor of Energy Policy in the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex, Co-Director of the Digital Society theme of the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions, member of the Sussex Energy Group (SEG) and Honorary Senior Fellow at the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College.
Steve worked as an electrical engineer before joining SPRU in 1991. Since then he has undertaken a range of applied, problem-oriented research on energy and climate policy, with particular focus on energy efficiency, emissions trading and resource depletion.
Steve has consulted for a variety of clients including international organisations (e.g. European Commission, UNIDO, WEC), UK government departments (e.g. BEIS, Defra, DfID), UK government agencies (e.g. Environment Agency), private sector organisations (e.g. EdF) and NGOs.
- The limits of energy sufficiency: A review of the evidence for rebound effects and negative spillovers from behavioural change
- Digitalisation of goods: a systematic review of the determinants and magnitude of the impacts on energy consumption
- Rebound effects for household energy services in the UK
- An energy leap? Business model innovation and intermediation in the ‘Energiesprong’ retrofit initiative
- The rebound effect and the Jevons’ Paradox: beyond the conventional wisdom
- Worth the risk? An evaluation of alternative finance mechanisms for residential retrofit
- Transitions in energy efficiency and demand
- Of emergence, diffusion and impact: A socio-technical perspective on researching energy demand
- Exergy economics – new insights into energy consumption and economic growth
- The remaining potential for energy savings in UK households
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