Professor Karen Turner

Director Of The Centre For Energy Policy

Politics

Personal statement

Karen is Director of the Centre for Energy Policy at the University of Strathclyde International Public Policy Institute. She has previously held academic posts at in the Economics Departments at Heriot-Watt, Stirling and Strathclyde Universities. Karen was one of six ESRC Climate Change Leadership Fellows (http://www.researchcatalogue.esrc.ac.uk/grants/RES-066-27-0029/read) and her main research interests in modeling the economy-wide impacts of energy and climate policy. The main focus of her current work is investigating economy-wide rebound effects and macroeconmic impacts of energy efficiency enhancing and/or carbon reduction technologies such as CCS. Karen is Principle Investigator on the EPSRC ‘Working with the [EUED] Centres project titled ‘Energy Saving Innovations and Economy-wide Rebound Effects’ (See project web-site hosted by our partners the the Centre for Innovation and Energy Demand at the University of Sussex http://cied.ac.uk/research/impacts/energysavinginnovations).

Publications

Can spending to upgrade electricity networks to support electric vehicles (EVs) roll-outs unlock value in the wider economy?
Alabi Oluwafisayo, Turner Karen, Figus Gioele, Katris Antonios, Calvillo Christian
Energy Policy Vol 138 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2019.111117
Industrial Decarbonisation, Regional Industrial Activity and the Quality of Employment : a New Wage Premium Multiplier Approach for Value Chain Analysis
Turner Karen, Alabi Oluwafisayo, Race Julia, Katris Antonios
(2020)
https://doi.org/10.17868/71928
Nudging policymakers : a case study of the role and influence of academic policy analysis
Turner Karen, Alabi Oluwafisayo, Race Julia
Journal of European Public Policy (2020)
Do sticky energy prices impact the time paths of rebound effects associated with energy efficiency actions?
Figus Gioele, McGregor Peter G, Swales J Kim, Turner Karen
Energy Economics Vol 86 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eneco.2019.104657
A Net Zero Principles Framework : Fundamental Questions for Public Policy Analysis
Turner Karen, Race Julia, Alabi Oluwafisayo, Katris Antonios, Swales Kim
(2020)
https://doi.org/10.17868/71580
Funding UK Residential Energy Efficiency : The Economy-wide Impacts of ECO and its Alternatives
Katris Antonios, Turner Karen, Vishwakarma Kusum
(2020)
https://doi.org/10.17868/71454

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Professional activities

TIMES/CGE Workshop - The Use of Economic and Energy System Modelling for energy Policy Analysis
Participant
23/5/2019
All energy 2019
Participant
15/5/2019
Interview on BBC Reporting Scotland about EPSRC CESI electric vehicles research
Recipient
14/5/2019
Interview on BBC Good Morning Scotland
Recipient
14/5/2019
Centre for Energy Policy Energy Conversations: Can we future-proof demand side management programmes?
Speaker
2/5/2019
Royal Society (External organisation)
Advisor
5/2019

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Projects

Accounting and scenario analyses to measuring and unlocking value to enable Just Transitions in the decarbonisation of uk industry clusters
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator) Race, Julia (Co-investigator) Swales, John (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2021
The role of CCS in industry clusters in delivering value to the political economy
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator) Race, Julia (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2020
The role of CCS in industry clusters in delivering value to the political economy
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator) Race, Julia (Co-investigator) Alabi, Oluwafisayo Titilope (Researcher) Katris, Antonios (Researcher)
Flexible Fund Project of the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2020
TIC LCPE Hydro-05 Developing a paper to inform government of the value of pumped hydro energy storage
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2019
Developing a paper to inform government of the value of pumped hydro energy storage
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator) Alabi, Oluwafisayo Titilope (Researcher) Brod, Constantin (Researcher)
01-Jan-2019 - 28-Jan-2019
The economic opportunity for a large scale CO2 management industry in Scotland
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator) Race, Julia (Co-investigator)
25-Jan-2019 - 25-Jan-2019

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