Professor Karen Turner

Director Of The Centre For Energy Policy


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 ( 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


How Improving Household Efficiency Could Boost the Scottish Economy
Turner Karen, Riddoch Fiona, Figus Gioele
Impacts of regional productivity growth, decoupling and pollution leakage
Cui Cathy Xin, Hanley Nick, McGregor Peter, Swales Kim, Turner Karen, Yin Ya Ping
Regional Studies Vol 51, pp. 1324-1335 (2016)
Can We Retain the Economy-Wide Benefits of Energy Efficiency While Reducing the Energy Rebound?
Ryan Lisa, Turner Karen, Figus Gioele, Campbell Nina, Lecca Patrizio, McGregor Peter, Swales Kim
Increasing Energy Efficiency in Scottish Households : Trading-off Economic Benefits and Energy Rebound Effects?
Figus Gioele, Turner Karen, Lecca Patrizio, McGregor Peter, Swales Kim
International spillover and rebound effects from increased energy efficiency in Germany
Turner Karen, Swales Kim, Koesler Simon
Energy Economics Vol 54, pp. 444–452 (2016)
Beyond direct rebound : too complex a story for a single measure?
Turner Karen
Energy Economics Iberian Conference, EEIC|CIEE (2016)

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Professional activities

Centre for Energy Policy Energy Conversations: Do we have the necessary skilled labour to enable a net zero economy?
Meeting with Scottish Government TIMES and CGE modelling teams
TIMES/CGE Workshop - The Use of Economic and Energy System Modelling for energy Policy Analysis
All energy 2019
Interview on BBC Reporting Scotland about EPSRC CESI electric vehicles research
Interview on BBC Good Morning Scotland

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Who ultimately pays for and who gains from the electricity network upgrade for EVs to support the UK?s net zero-carbon ambitions?
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2021
Scotland's Net Zero Roadmap (SNZR)
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator) Race, Julia (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2020
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
Optimal network upgrade investment timing and wider economy returns for the EV roll-out
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator) Alabi, Oluwafisayo Titilope (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2020
The Role of CCUS 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)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2020
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

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