Professor Jim Skea is Research Director of the UK Energy Research Centre, an interdisciplinary initiative supported by three UK Research Councils. Until 2004, he was Director of the Policy Studies Institute, London. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Energy Policy and Technology, Imperial College.
He has previously been Director of the Economic and Social Research Council's Global Environmental Change Programme, and Leader of the Environment Programme at SPRU University of Sussex.
In 2002-03, acting as Launch Director, he established the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP), a new UK initiative bringing together government departments, automotive and fuel companies, NGOs and the research base. He was awarded the OBE for services to UK sustainable transport in 2004.
Jim's first degree is in physics, but his research has been interdisciplinary in character. His main research interests are: energy and environment; climate change; environmental regulation and technical change; business and the environment; and sustainable development issues more generally.
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