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Tim Foxon
Professor of Sustainability Transitions (SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit)
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Tim Foxon's research explores the technological and social factors relating to the innovation of new energy technologies, the co-evolution of technologies and institutions for a transition to a sustainable low carbon economy, and relations and interdependencies between energy use and economic growth.

Current Research Projects :

2019-2020      TRansit - Modelling Transition Risk, ESRC Rebuilding Macroeconomics Sustainability Hub

2018-2023      Digital Society Theme, Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS), EPSRC/ESRC

2018-2020      Operationalising Socio-Technical Energy Transitions (O-STET), EPSRC


Previous Research Projects:

2016-2019      Low carbon industrial strategy, Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy Phase 2, ESRC

2016-2019      Reorienting investments and divesting from fossil fuels, Centre for Innovation and Energy Demand, EPSRC/ESRC

2015-2019      Economic growth and energy demand, UK Energy Research Centre Phase 3, EPSRC

2013-2017      iBUILD:Infrastructure BUsiness models, valuation and Innovation for Local Delivery, EPSRC/ESRC

2012-2016      Realising Transition Pathways: Whole Systems Analysis for a UK More Electric Low Carbon Energy Future, EPSRC

2010-2013      Future Energy Decision Making for Cities – Can Complexity Science Rise to the Challenge?, EPSRC   

2008-2013      Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, Economic and Social Research Council

2008-2012      Transition Pathways for a Low Carbon Economy, EPSRC/E.On

2008-2010      Complexity Economics for Sustainability, ESRC Research Seminar series   

2002-2005      Policy Drivers and Barriers for Sustainable Innovation, ESRC Sustainable Technologies Programme