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 the large-scale EV rollout would impact the UK energy system? Analysis of network investments and changes in fuel use
Calvillo Christian F, Turner Karen
Can the composition of energy use in an expanding economy be altered by consumers' responses to technological change?
Turner Karen, Figus Gioele, Swales Kim, Ryan Lisa, Lecca Patrizio, McGregor Peter
The Energy Journal (2019)
Reframing the Value Case for Carbon Capture and Storage
Turner Karen, Alabi Oluwafisayo, Low Ragne, Race Julia
Reframing the Value Case for CCUS : Evidence on the Economic Value Case for CCUS in Scotland and the UK (Technical Report)
Turner Karen, Alabi Oluwafisayo, Low Ragne, Race Julia
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)
Who Ultimately Pays for the Electricity Network Upgrade for EVs? [Research Briefing]
Turner Karen, Alabi Oluwafisayo, Calvillo Christian, Low Ragne

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Professional activities

The use of economic and energy system modelling for energy policy analysis
Energy efficiency plan should bring valuable extra benefits
Centre for Energy Policy Energy Conversations:Retrofitting for energy efficiency - will it be worth it in the end?
Stakeholder engagement meeting
Stakeholder engagement meeting
UKERC workshop on the impact of non-energy policies on the energy system

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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
Modelling the Distribution of Costs from Network Upgrades for Electric Vehicles (EVs)
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2019
EPSRC Global Challenges Research Fund Institutional Sponsorship Award 2017 (GCRF) / R171051-108
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2018
The impact of non-energy policies on the energy system
Roy, Graeme (Principal Investigator) Allan, Grant (Co-investigator) Lisenkova, Katerina (Co-investigator) McGregor, Peter (Co-investigator) Turner, Karen (Co-investigator) Ross, Andrew (Researcher)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2018
ClimateXChange 2017/19 PDRF Economics
Allan, Grant (Principal Investigator) McGregor, Peter (Co-investigator) Turner, Karen (Co-investigator) Figus, Gioele (Researcher)
10-Jan-2017 - 09-Jan-2019
Making the macroeconomic case for energy policy actions? Energy efficiency and CCS in the UK
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2020

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