Consumers at the Heart of the Energy System : Implications for Policy

Nick Eyre is Professor of Energy and Climate Policy, and a Jackson Senior Research Fellow in Energy at the ECI and Oriel College.

Nick is Director of the UK Centre for Research on Energy Demand, which began on 1st April 2018. As part of this role, he is the End Use Energy Demand Champion for the UK Research Councils’ Energy Programme.

Nick is a Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy, which is undertaking research on the combined, technical, economic, social and policy issues in moving to electricity systems with very high levels of variable renewables.

Nick has been Programme Leader for Energy in the ECI since 2007, but is currently seconded out of that post to the post of Director of the UK Centre for Research on Energy Demand.. From 2007 to 2017, he was a Co-Director of the multi-university collaboration, the UK Energy Research Centre, leading its research work on energy demand (2007-2014) and decision-making (2014-2017). He was a Co-Investigator within the Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium from 2011-2017.

Nick has worked as a researcher, consultant and manager on energy and environmental issues since 1984. His interests focus on energy policy, especially with respect to energy demand, energy efficiency and

the transition to low carbon energy systems. He has published extensively on energy, climate, environment and transport issues. He is co-author of a book on carbon markets.

Nick’s long term research interest is the role of public policy in reducing energy demand and carbon emissions, in the context that progress will require a combination of technical, social and policy change.


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