Paul Ekins

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Paul Ekins "is Professor of Energy and Environment Policy at the UCL Energy Institute, University College London. He is also a Co-Director of the UK Energy Research Centre, in charge of its Energy Systems theme, and also leads UCL’s involvement in large research consortia on Bioenergy and Hydrogen. His academic work focuses on the conditions and policies for achieving an environmentally sustainable economy, with a special focus on energy and climate policy, and the modelling of the energy system; on innovation; on the role of economic instruments such as environmental taxes; on sustainability assessment; and on environment and trade. Recent current work in the energy and buildings area includes the ongoing EPSRC/EDF project ‘People, Energy and Buildings’ and membership of the Steering Panel of the DECC-financed scoping study of the new National Housing Model. He is also a member of DECC’s Household Energy Management Advisory Panel.

"He is the author of numerous books, papers and articles including Economic Growth and Environmental Sustainability: the Prospects for Green Growth (Routledge, London, 2000), and is co-editor of the book Understanding the Costs of Environmental Regulation in Europe (Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2009)." [1]


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  1. University College London Paul Ekins, organizational web page, accessed April 2, 2012.