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Steven Robert Sorrell

Stephen Sorrell

Theme Lead

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.

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