Professor Karen Turner

Director Of The Centre For Energy Policy


Personal statement

Karen Turner is Professor and Director of the Centre for Energy Policy at the University of Strathclyde, where she leads a portfolio of work UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), philanthropic organisations such as the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation and the Bellona Foundation and various government and industry bodies. Karen’s main research interests lie in investigating and modelling the economy-wide and macroeconomic consequences of energy policy and industry developments, and considering how these may be effected, and consensus built around policy narratives,  to enable the deployment of different decarbonisation solutions. She has published extensively in policy and economics literatures on topics such as making the case for public support of residential energy efficiency programmes and addressing public policy challenges in unlocking value from the deployment of large scale decarbonisation solutions such as electric vehicles and carbon capture and storage. Karen has previously held academic posts at Glasgow and Heriot Watt Universities and is currently a member of the Scottish Government’s Just Transitions Commission


Scottish Draft Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan Consultation : University of Strathclyde Response
Corbett Hannah, Calvillo Munoz Christian, Hannon Matthew, Anderson Pauline, Cairns Iain, Davies Kathleen, Galloway Stuart, Hawker Graeme, MacIver Callum, McGarry Connor, Turner Karen, Yarr Roddy
What are the Macroeconomic and Household Welfare Trade-offs of Introducing Broad Carbon Taxation?
Turner Karen, Alabi Oluwafisayo, Katris Antonios, Swales Kim
Carbon Tax Impacts on Producer Costs and Competitiveness as the Main Determinant of Macroeconomic Outcomes
Turner Karen, Alabi Oluwafisayo, Katris Antonios, Swales Kim
The Trade-offs Involved in Introducing Broad Carbon Pricing - Prices and Incomes
Turner Karen, Katris Antonios, Corbett Hannah
The relationship between a 'polluter pays' approach to carbon capture, regional policy and 'just transition' employment agendas
Turner Karen, Race Julia, Alabi Oluwafisayo, Katris Antonios, Swales Kim
Climate Policy Vol 23, pp. 366-378 (2023)
The Potential Economic Value of Increasing Scottish CO2 Transport and Storage Capacity to Service Overseas Export Demand
Turner Karen, Katris Antonios, Karim Zanhouo Abdoul, Corbett Hannah, Race Julia

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Professional activities

Working for Net Zero: Ensuring good quality and sustainable jobs
Working for Net Zero: How Do We Deliver On The Promise of Green Jobs?
Meeting with Energy Security Deparment
Meeting with Energy Security Department
Meeting with CCUS Directorate Scottish Government
Meeting wtih Viking CCS

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Labour market and other wider economy challenges in decarbonising the UK’s industry clusters [LAB-CLUSTER] (IDRIC Wave 2)
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator) Race, Julia (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2024
UK leadership in Net Zero Policy implementation
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2023
Exploring wage-driven employment displacement in a supply constrained labour market and the impacts on integrating CCUS into the UK economy
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator) Race, Julia (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2023
CXC Industry Times model industry sector update
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator)
04-Jan-2022 - 18-Jan-2022
Accounting and scenario analyses to measuring and unlocking value to enable just transitions in the decarbonisation of UK industrial clusters - BRIDGE
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator) Race, Julia (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2022
Ocean Renewable Energy Fuel (OCEAN-REFuel)
Brennan, Feargal (Principal Investigator) Collu, Maurizio (Co-investigator) Turner, Karen (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2026

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