UCL Energy Institute


Mr Steve Pye

Principal Research Associate

Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
16th Apr 2013

Research summary

Steve's research interests revolve around using energy-economic models to explore transition pathways under stringent climate targets, both at the UK and European scales. He has a keen interest in exploring the uncertainty of such pathways, particularly in relation to demand-side and behavioural assumptions used in models. His other area of research interest is in how models and other analytical approaches can be used to explore sustainable growth / development pathways in least developed countries.


Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
MSc, Environmental Policy/Economics | 2001
Sheffield University
BA, Geography | 1996


Steve Pye is a Senior Research Associate at UCL's Energy Institute. Prior to joining the Energy Institute, Steve worked as a freelance consultant for 4 years (2009-2012), focusing on research in the sustainable energy and climate change field across a range of developing countries / regions, including East Africa, South Africa, Pakistan and South East Europe. Between 2001-2008, Steve worked at the energy- environment consultancy, AEA (now Ricardo-AEA), first focusing on air quality policy before switching to energy and climate change research. Prior to leaving, he led the energy modelling and policy area.