University of Sussex
Prof. Tim Foxon is Professor of Sustainability Transitions at SPRU (Science Policy Research Unit). His research explores technological and social factors relating to the innovation of new energy technologies, the co-evolution of technologies and institutions for a transition to a sustainable low carbon economy, and relations and interdependencies between energy use and economic growth.
He co-leads the Digital Society theme of CREDS, where he is leading research on future impacts of ICTs on energy consumption and energy productivity, and use of ICTs for new energy service business models.
His other current research focuses on low carbon industrial strategy, reorienting investments and divesting from fossil fuels, and the relations between energy use and economic growth.
His new book Energy and Economic Growth: Why we need a new pathway to prosperity was published by Routledge in 2017.
- Anticipating future impacts of ICTs on energy consumption
- Sharing economy digital platforms
- Business models in the digital society
- What structural change is needed for a post-growth economy: A framework of analysis and empirical evidence
- Consumers or users? The impact of user learning about smart hybrid heat pumps on policy trajectories for heat decarbonisation
- Reframing policy for the energy efficiency challenge: Insights from housing retrofits in the United Kingdom
- Structural change for a post-growth economy: Investigating the relationship between embodied energy intensity and labour productivity
- Transitions in energy efficiency and demand
- Exergy economics – new insights into energy consumption and economic growth
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