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Mr Steve Pye
Central House
14 Upper Woburn Place
London
WC1H 0NN
Appointment
  • Principal Research Associate
  • Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources
  • Faculty of the Built Environment
Biography

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. 

Research Themes
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

Appointments
01-OCT-2017 Principal Research Associate UCL Energy Institute UCL, United Kingdom
04-APR-2013 – 30-SEP-2017 Senior Research Associate UCL Energy Institute University College London, United Kingdom
01-SEP-2009 – 20-JAN-2011 Senior Research Associate (Part time) UCL Energy Institute University College London, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2001 MSc Master of Science – Environmental Policy/Economics Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
1996 BA Bachelor of Arts – Geography Sheffield University
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