Economics, Regulation and Policy
The economics, policy and regulation of energy is an important and expanding area of expertise at Durham, sitting squarely within the DEI ethos of ‘Science and Society’. There are a number of researchers and projects undertaking work in this area across multiple departments at Durham. Areas of research interest include:
- The role of economics and policy in the long term sustainability of new energy solutions.
- Consumer empowerment in the local and regional energy market.
- Policy and ethics of energy
- Energy sector reform.
- Community led energy solutions to local energy needs.
- Energy affordability and poverty
- Regional/local energy and transport solutions
- Security of energy infrastructures
- Use of modelling to support energy and environmental policy development
- Sustainable distributed energy generation
- Sustainable energy use and consumer behaviour
- Investment choices for renewable energy
- Biofuels in China - regulation and policy (Ms F Liu)
- Biofuels ethics and potential for Transport (Dr Mike Adcock)
- Macroalgae Biogas for the Isle of Man (Dr Chris Greenwell and Dr Victoria Wells)
- The Rising Powers, Clean Development and the Low Carbon Transition in Sub-Saharan Africa (Prof M Powers)
- Transnational Climate Change Governance (Prof H Bulkeley)