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  • Professor, Institute of Sustainable Resources, University College London (UCL)

Michael Grubb is Professor of International Energy and Climate Change Policy at the Institute of Sustainable Resources, University College London (UCL).

In Autumn 2016, he moved from a role as Senior Advisor at the UK Energy Regulator OFGEM, to Chair the UK government’s Panel of Technical Advisors on Energy 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 was founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal Climate Policy, and served on the UK Climate Change Committee, established under the UK Climate Change Act to advise the government on future carbon budgets and to report to Parliament on their implementation.

He has authored eight books, fifty journal research articles and numerous other publications. He has held many advisory positions with governments, companies and international institutes and studies on climate change and energy policy, and has been a Lead Author for several reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on mitigation, including the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report.

His book Planetary Economics, which brings together the lessons from 25 years of research and implementation of energy and climate policies, has received widespread accolade as a ‘seminal’ contribution, ‘comprehensive and profoundly important’ for its presentation of a new approach to both the theoretical underpinnings and the practical policies for tackling energy and climate change challenges.