UCL Energy Institute


Dr Steve Pye

Principal Research Associate

Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
6th Jun 2011

Research summary

Steve's research focus on the use of energy-economic models to explore transition pathways under stringent climate targets, both at the UK and global scales. Of particular interest are the following topics in relation to energy sector decarbonisation (as reflected in recent publication) - 

* Incorporating uncertainty into decision making

* Determining the role of fossil fuels

* Social equity considerations in modelling transitions

* Net zero emission pathways


Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
Other higher degree, Master of Science | 2001
Sheffield University
First Degree, Bachelor of Arts | 1996


Steve Pye is a Principal Research Associate at UCL's Energy Institute, having joined as a full time researcher in 2013, having been an honorary senior research associate since 2010. Prior to joining, Steve worked as a freelance researcher 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 AEA, he led the energy modelling and policy area.