Prof Peter Pearson
Research Group: Architectural Science Group
Welsh School of Architecture
Bute Building, King Edward VII Avenue
Telephone: 029 20876617
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Peter Pearson is Director of the Low Carbon Research Institute of Wales, based at the Welsh School of Architecture. Until January 2010 he was Professor of Energy & Environmental Studies and Director of the Imperial College Centre for Energy Policy & Technology (ICEPT). He is a Visiting Professor at Imperial College and the University of Surrey.
His research addresses long run energy technology and fuel transitions and their energy and environmental policy implications.
Key Experience/Recognition includes: Chair of the Advisory Board for the Carbon Trust’s Carbon Trust Standard (2009- ); member of the Scientific Advisory Board, E.ON Energy Research Centre, RWTH Aachen University, Germany (2012); Specialist Adviser to a House of Commons Select Committee Enquiry into Renewable Electricity (2007-08); invited to give The Queen's Lecture 2007, Technical University of Berlin; Chair, International Evaluation Panel on Environment and Societal Sciences for the Research Council for Biosciences and Environment (RCBE), Academy of Finland (2005); member EPSRC Peer Review College: 2005-2009; member, EC’s Advisory Group on Energy (AGE) for 6th Framework RTD Programme (2002-2006); member, UK National Audit Office Emissions Trading Review Expert Panel (2003-4); Chairman British Institute of Energy Economics (BIEE) (1992, 2002); since 2001, economic consultant/adviser to World Bank Inspection Panel, to review economic analyses of key World Bank projects; ESRC Global Environmental Change Research Fellowship on international environmental priorities - research in India, Hong Kong & S. Korea (1993); co-founded Third World Energy Policy Study Group (1984). Served ed. boards: Energy Economics, Energy Policy, The Energy Journal; Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research. His paper, with Roger Fouquet, ‘Seven Centuries of Energy Services: the Price and Use of Light in the United Kingdom (1300-2000)’ was awarded the Campbell Watkins Energy Journal Best Paper Award 2006.
Recent Research Projects include: academic leader and co-PI of ongoing EPSRC/E.ON funded 9-member research consortium Transition Pathways to a Low Carbon Economy; Co-I of 2010 UKERC-NERC research consortium, Carbon Capture and Storage: Realising the Potential; Co-I of 201 UKERC/NERC research consortium, Transforming the UK Energy System: Public Values, Attitudes and Acceptability. Formerly PI of: the 15-member NERC TSEC-Biosys research consortium (2005-2010); PI of UK Energy Research Centre’s Technology & Policy Assessment Function (2005-09); PI of ESRC-funded project Policy Drivers and Barriers for Sustainable Innovation (2002-05) and PI of EPSRC-funded Hydrogen Infrastructure for London project (2003-05).
Publications: Peter has authored/co-authored more than 200 scholarly publications.
Conference and seminar papers: papers have been presented in five continents and more than twenty countries (Austria, Chile, China, France, Germany, Denmark, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK, USA).