Economics professor presents at high-level workshop on energy policy

Professor Peter McGregor (Economics) presented new research from the FAI/Economics energy modelling team on the impacts of renewable targets and energy policy at a high-level energy policy seminar in Edinburgh on April 18.

This was organised by the Fraser of Allander Institute and ClimateXChange with a number of the sessions chaired by Strathclyde Principal Professor Jim McDonald. The seminar also featured presentations on energy and network modelling by Keith Bell (Institute for Energy and Environment, University of Strathclyde), Paul Ekins and Will McDowall (both of University College London Energy Institute).

A special issue of the Fraser Economic Commentary - "Economic and energy system modelling" was published to coincide with the seminar and collected three papers from this research, which was funded by the EPSRC through the Sustainable Hydrogen Energy project. The special issue containing the papers can be found at

Professor McGregor also gave a presentation to an invited audience of leading academics and senior policy representatives entitled, "What scope for a distinctive energy policy under enhanced devolution?" at a one-day workshop held at the University of Edinburgh on April 27. The presentation was part of an Energy Policy and Scottish Constitutional Debate workshop organised by Nicole McEwen (Edinburgh). Strathclyders Jane Morgan and Aileen McHarg (Law) also made presentations on "Building capacity for governance" and "Legal constraints and opportunities in the electricity sector".