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

The role of CCUS in industry clusters in delivering value to the political economy : a new multiplier metric for the quality of employment
Turner Karen, Alabi Oluwafisayo, Race Julia, Katris Antonios
(2019)
https://doi.org/10.17868/69805
Decarbonisation of the UK economy and green finance inquiry : [Centre for Energy Policy submission to the UK Treasury Committee]
Turner Karen, Johnson Gareth
(2019)
Decarbonising domestic heating : the need for policy to help consumers respond to the benefits of technological progress change in electricity supply?
Turner Karen, Figus Gioele, Swales Kim, Ryan Lisa, Lecca Patrizio, McGregor Peter
Policy Briefing Policy Briefing, Vol 2019 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.17868/69140
The Role of CCS in Industry Clusters in Delivering Value to the Political Economy
Turner Karen, Race Julia, Katris Antonios, Alabi Oluwafisayo
(2019)
https://doi.org/10.17868/68739
Can the composition of energy use in an expanding economy be altered by consumers' responses to technological change?
Turner Karen, Figus Gioele, Swales John Kim, Ryan Lisa, Lecca Patrizio, McGregor Peter
The Energy Journal Vol 40, pp. 235-253 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.5547/01956574.40.4.ktur
How to conceptualise energy law and policy for an interdisciplinary audience : the case of post-Brexit UK
Cairney Paul, McHarg Aileen, McEwen Nicola, Turner Karen
Energy Policy Vol 129, pp. 459-466 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2019.02.022

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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

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
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
District heating regulation review for Scottish Government
Alabi, Oluwafisayo Titilope (Researcher) Low, Ragne (Researcher) Turner, Karen (Researcher)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2018
Modelling the Distribution of Costs from Network Upgrades for Electric Vehicles (EVs)
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator) Alabi, Oluwafisayo Titilope (Co-investigator) Calvillo Munoz, Christian (Co-investigator) Figus, Gioele (Co-investigator) Katris, Antonios (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2019

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