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Dr Steve Pye
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  • Associate Professor in Energy Systems
  • Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources
  • Faculty of the Built Environment

Steve Pye is an Associate Professor of Energy Systems at the UCL Energy Institute, University College London (UCL). Steve has 15 years’ research experience on energy and climate modelling and policy analysis. His research concerns the challenge of energy system decarbonisation, using different whole system energy modelling approaches, with a particular focus on scenario modelling of national and global low carbon pathways, uncertainty assessment, and the equity and health dimensions of energy transitions. Steve’s research track record is reflected in over 40 peer review journal articles and numerous technical reports and papers. He has led multiple research projects for a range of funders including the Energy Technologies Institute, the UK Committee on Climate Change, and the European Commission. Most recently, he has been a researcher co-investigator on the CREDS Heat Decarbonisation Challenge, focused on how models consider features of Energy System Architecture. Steve has also been involved in a range of major international initiatives, including the Deep Decarbonisation Pathways Initiative, Lancet Countdown, and the UNEP Production Gap report.

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

Teaching Summary
Steve is the lead for the module 'Introduction to Modelling, Methods and Scenarios' (BENV0012) on the MSc Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment.
01-SEP-2020 Associate Professor UCL Energy Institute University College London, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2017 – 31-AUG-2020 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
  PhD Energy Engineering University College Cork
2001   Master of Science Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
1996   Bachelor of Arts Sheffield University
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