Professor Karen Turner

Director Of The Centre For Energy Policy

Politics

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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

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Publications

Maximising the benefits for Shetland's economy and long-term sustainability of transitioning to green hydrogen production using renewable wind power
Turner Karen, Zanhouo Abdoul Karim, Katris Antonios, Corbett Hannah
(2024)
https://doi.org/10.17868/strath.00088170
A New Scottish CO2 Transport and Storage Sector : Supporting Decarbonisation, Jobs and Value across the UK Economy
Turner Karen, Race Julia, Katris Antonios, Calvillo Christian, Zanhouo Abdoul Karim, Karkoutli Anas, Corbett Hannah, Swales Kim
(2024)
A 'Horse and Cart' Challenge - the Need to Understand 'Who Pays' before the Macroeconomic and Distributional Impacts of the Net Zero Transition can be Projected
Turner Karen, Katris Antonios, Corbett Hannah
(2024)
Industrial carbon capture utilisation and storage in the UK : the importance of wage responses in conditioning the outcomes of a new UK CO2 Transport and Storage industry emerging in a labour supply constrained economy
Turner Karen, Katris Antonios, Zanhouo Abdoul Karim, Calvillo Christian, Race Julia
Journal of Cleaner Production Vol 434 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2023.140084
Response to the Transport Select Committee Inquiry on Strategic Transport Objectives
Turner Karen
(2023)
The potential importance of exploiting export markets for CO2 transport and storage services in realising the economic value of Scottish CCS
Turner Karen, Katris Antonios, Zanhouo Abdoul Karim, Calvillo Christian, Race Julia
Local Economy Vol 38, pp. 264-281 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1177/02690942231203932

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Professional Activities

Meeting with CCUS Directorate at Department for Energy Security and Net Zero
Contributor
14/9/2023
Meeting wtih Department for Energy Security and Net Zero
Contributor
14/9/2023
Meeting with Ofgem and NIC
Contributor
6/9/2023
Meeting with Ofgem and National Infrastructure Commision
Contributor
6/9/2023
No new offshore wind is bad for Net Zero and people’s energy bills
Blogger
9/2023
Meeting with Scottish Government CCUS Directorate
Contributor
31/8/2023

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Projects

Energy Demand Research Centre
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator) Calvillo Munoz, Christian (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 30-Jan-2028
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) Corbett, Hannah (Researcher)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2024
UK leadership in Net Zero Policy implementation
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator) Corbett, Hannah (Researcher) Katris, Antonios (Researcher)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2023
Tidal Range Schemes as configurable Grid-scale Energy Storage facilities (TARGET)
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2024
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

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Professor Karen Turner
Director Of The Centre For Energy Policy
Politics

Email: karen.turner@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 3198

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