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Decarbonising the heating sector is one of the biggest problems anticipated for a low carbon economy, and poses its own questions for policy making, not least in the power sector. In the past it has not often been a major element in energy policy discussions, but that is changing rapidly with a growing awareness of the questions it poses for existing and new energy networks.
Prof Nick Eyre, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford
Nick Eyre is Professor of Energy and Climate Policy at the University of Oxford. He leads the Lower Carbon Futures Programme of energy research in the Environmental Change Institute of the university and is a Jackson Senior Research Fellow at Oriel College. He is a Co-Director in the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), currently leading its research theme on decision making, and previously its work on energy demand. He is also a Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy.
Nick was a lead author of the ‘Buildings’ Chapter of the Mitigation Report of 5th Assessment of the IPCC. He is a member of Ofgem’s Sustainable Development Advisory Group, a Fellow of the Energy Institute and a member of the Energy Policy Panel of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Previously he worked at the Energy Saving Trust as Director of Strategy and was a co-author of the UK Government’s 2002 Review of Energy Policy, leading its work on energy efficiency and energy scenarios. He was lead author of the research that underpinned the UK shadow price of carbon from 2002-2007.
Nick’s research interests focus on the policy and governance implications of the low carbon transition. He has a strong background of work on energy demand issues, including research on its role in energy market reform and on energy efficiency policy instruments. This includes work on local government, trade groups and local communities in energy. Much of his ongoing research is concerned with the role of decentralised actors in the integration of renewable energy into energy systems, including the transition to low carbon heat, and the interaction of energy systems with other components of infrastructure
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Each year BIEE convenes a series of five ‘Parker’ seminars on aspects of UK Climate Change Policy . In the last 4 years, the focus for these seminars has been on how to bring urgency into the implementation of UK climate change policy, given existing inertia, and the difficulties and long lead times involved in effective action.