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


Laying the Foundations for a Net Zero Society : Principles and Infrastructure for a Climate Resilient and Economically Sustainable Recovery
Turner Karen, Katris Antonios, Stewart Jamie, Alabi Oluwafisayo, Calvillo Christian, Race Julia, Swales Kim, Mitchell Theo, Andreas Justus
How is Planned Public Investment to Enable CCS Likely to Impact the Wider UK Economy?
Turner Karen, Katris Antonios, Race Julia, Stewart Jamie
Who Ultimately Pays for and Who Gains from the Electricity Network Upgrade for EVs to Support the UK's Net Zero Carbon Ambition?
Turner Karen, Alabi Oluwafisayo, Calvillo Christian, Katris Antonios
Analysing the impacts of a large-scale EV rollout in the UK – how can we better inform environmental and climate policy?
Calvillo Christian F, Turner Karen
Energy Strategy Reviews Vol 30 (2020)
State Aid or Subsidy Control : Ensuring Prosperity in the Race to Net Zero
Turner Karen, Race Julia, Katris Antonios, Stewart Jamie
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)

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Professional activities

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

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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 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 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
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

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