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Professor Michael Grubb's Inaugural Lecture, 'Energy, Europe and the Economics of Innovation'

Professor Michael Grubb will be giving an inaugural lecture on, 'Energy, Europe and the Economics of Innovation' at UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources. Drawing on the book Planetary Economics, Professor Grubb will offer a wider theoretical framework and explain how this can reshape our view of both the economic and political dimensions of effective policy, including (but not confined to) the energy transition. Read on for more information about the event and Grubb's publications with Routledge...

Michael Grubb is Professor of Energy and Climate Change at University College London, Institute of Sustainable Resources, working closely also with the UCL Energy Institute. From 2011-2016, alongside academic roles, he worked half-time at the UK Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (the energy regulator, Ofgem) as Senior Advisor, and now Chairs the UK government’s Panel of Technical Experts on Electricity Market Reform. His former positions include Senior Research Associate in Economics at Cambridge University; Chair of the international research organization Climate Strategies; Chief Economist at the Carbon Trust; Professor at Imperial College London; and head of Energy and Environment at Chatham House.

Michael Grubb is author of eight books, over fifty journal research articles, and numerous other publications. His book Planetary Economics brings together the lessons from 25 years of research and implementation of energy and climate policies, with a full Chinese translation published last year. 

It has received widespread accolade as a ‘seminal’ contribution, ‘comprehensive and profoundly important’ for its development of a wider theoretical framework of economics, and its application to the practical policies for tackling energy and climate change challenges.

Click here to purchase this title or to download a free chapter.

Publications from Professor Michael Grubb

  • Emissions Trading and Competitiveness

    Allocations, Incentives and Industrial Competitiveness under the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, 1st Edition

    By Michael Grubb

    Edited by Karsten Neuhoff

    Complying with the forthcoming tightening of CO2 emission allocations in the EU may mean big bills for the industries affected. In this special issue of Climate Policy journal, leading experts examine the impacts on competitiveness and the commercial incentives available from the CO2 allowance…

    Paperback – 2015-07-01
    Routledge
    Climate Policy Series

  • National Allocation Plans in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme

    Lessons and Implications for Phase II, 1st Edition

    By Michael Grubb, Regina Betz, Karsten Neuhoff

    The EU emissions trading scheme is the largest emissions control scheme in the world, capping almost half of European CO2 emissions. As the scheme emerges from its pilot phase, this special issue of Climate Policy journal analyses the lessons learned from the last two years and their implications…

    Paperback – 2015-07-01
    Routledge
    Climate Policy Series

  • Planetary Economics

    Energy, climate change and the three domains of sustainable development, 1st Edition

    By Michael Grubb

      How well do our assumptions about the global challenges of energy, environment and economic development fit the facts? Energy prices have varied hugely between countries and over time, yet the share of national income spent on energy has remained surprisingly constant.  The foundational…

    Hardback – 2014-03-19
    Routledge

  • Renewable Energy Strategies for Europe

    Electricity Systems and Primary Electricity Sources, 1st Edition

    By Michael Grubb, Roberto Vigotti

    Published in association with The Royal Institute of International Affairs Technologies for generating electricity from primary renewable sources � hydro, wind, solar cells, wave and tidal power - are developing rapidly. So too are Europe�s electricity systems, which are undergoing momentous…

    Paperback – 1996-04-01
    Routledge

  • Renewable Energy Strategies for Europe

    Foundations and Context, 1st Edition

    By Michael Grubb

    Published in association with The Royal Institute of International Affairs Renewable energy has been hailed by some as the foundation of future energy supplies, while others have voiced profound scepticism. In recent years, this sharp division has weakened: outright rejection has been tempered as…

    Paperback – 1996-01-01
    Routledge

Professor Grubb's Inaugural Lecture

Mon 26 February 2018
18:15 – 20:00 GMT
FREE

This lecture will explore how and why most economic theory still fails to grasp the central characteristics of industrial innovation, illustrated with respect to energy and climate change, and what this implies for policy. Click here to register for free, via Eventbrite.