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Prof Steven Sorrell

Post:Professor of Energy Policy (SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit)
Other posts:Senior Lecturer (The Sussex Energy Group)

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UK:01273 877067
International:+44 1273 877067

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Steve is an energy and climate policy specialist with 25 years of experience in academic and consultancy research. He is currently Professor of Energy Policy in the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex, Co-Director of the Digital Society theme of the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions, member of the Sussex Energy Group (SEG) and Honorary Senior Fellow at the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College.

Steve worked as an electrical engineer before joining SPRU in 1991. Since then he has undertaken a range of applied, problem-oriented research on energy and climate policy, with particular focus on energy efficiency, emissions trading and resource depletion. He is listed in the 2018 and 2019 Highly Cited Researchers List compiled by Clarivate Analytics.

Steve has consulted for a variety of clients including international organisations (e.g. European Commission, UNIDO, WEC), UK government departments (e.g. BEIS, DEFRA, DfID), UK government agencies (e.g. Environment Agency), private sector organisations (e.g. EdF) and NGOs.




Professor of Energy Policy, SPRU