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Steve Sorrell


Steve Sorrell Steve Sorrell is a Senior Fellow at the SPRU Energy Group, Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex, UK.

Steve trained as an electrical engineer and spent four years working in industrial R&D laboratories before gaining a MSc inScience & Technology Policy in 1990.

Since joining SPRU he has undertaken a range of research on energy and environmental policy, with particular focus on energy modelling, energy efficiency and emissions trading. This work is primarily informed by economics and has included case studies, statistical analysis and modelling.

Steve has published three books, eighteen papers in refereed journals, twelve book chapters and more than one hundred research reports. He has acted as consultant to the European Commission, DEFRA, DTI/BERR, the Environment Agency, the Sustainable Development Commission, private sector organisations and NGOs.

Steve is currently deputy director of the ESRC-funded Sussex Energy Group (SEG) and co-managing the Technology and Policy Assessment function of the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC). He current research projects include energy use and sustainability in UK freight transport (SEG), trials of smart metering technology (DECC/EdF) and global oil depletion (UKERC).