Prof Neil Strachan

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Biography

Prof. Neil Strachan is an interdisciplinary energy economist. He is a Professor of Energy Economics and Modelling at the University College London (UCL) Energy Institute where he also serves as Director of Teaching. He received his PhD in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University in 2000. At the UCL Energy Institute, Neil's research interests revolve around energy-environment-economic modelling, the quantification of scenarios and transitions pathways, and interdisciplinary issues in energy economics and policy. Over the last 8 years he has been principal or co-investigator on research projects worth over £10 million. This includes as principal investigator of the Whole Systems Energy Modelling Consortium (wholeSEM), the UK's ground breaking multi-institution initiative to develop, integrate and apply state-of-the-art energy models (www.wholesem.ac.uk). He was a lead author of the Energy Systems chapter of the IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report. He is the author of over 30 peer reviewed journal papers, and over 100 book chapters and technical reports.

Research Summary

Neil's research interests revolve around energy-environment-economic modelling, the quantification of scenarios and transitions pathways, and interdisciplinary issues in energy economics and policy.

Research outputs

Characterising the Evolution of Energy System Models Using Model Archaeology 2014 Dodds PE,Keppo I,Strachan N
The uncertain but critical role of demand reduction in meeting long-term energy decarbonisation targets 2014 Pye S,Usher W,Strachan N
An expert elicitation of climate, energy and economic uncertainties 2013 Usher W,Strachan N
The structure of uncertainty in future low carbon pathways 2013 Hughes N,Strachan N,Gross R
The UK Energy System in 2050: Comparing Low-Carbon, Resilient Scenarios 2013 Ekins P,Keppo I,Skea J,Strachan N,Usher W,Anandarajah G
Nearly perfect and poles apart: investment strategies into the UK power system until 2050. 2013 Trutnevyte E,Strachan N
An expert elicitation of climate, energy and economic uncertainties 2013 Usher W
The structure of uncertainty in future low carbon pathways 2012 Hughes N,Strachan N,Gross R
Critical mid-term uncertainties in long-term decarbonisation pathways 2012 Usher W,Strachan N
Failure to achieve stringent carbon reduction targets in a second-best policy world 2012 Usher W,Strachan N
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