Professor of International Energy and Climate Change Policy, University College London
Professor Michael Grubb is an interdisciplinary researcher on energy and climate change, particularly economic and policy dimensions. In addition to his role at UCL, Prof. Grubb is the Chair of the UK Panel of Technical Experts on Energy Market Reform, prior to which he was the Senior Advisor to the UK Energy Regulator Ofgem for five years. Prof. Grubb is the Founding Editor and Editor-in-chief of the journal Climate Policy (2000-2016) and served on the UK Climate Change Committee. He was also the Chief Economist at the Carbon Trust (2001-2009) alongside a Senior Research Associate position at Cambridge University; Chair and Board of the international research network Climate Strategies; Professor at Imperial College London; and head of Energy and Environment at Chatham House.
Prof. Grubb is the author of eight books, over fifty journal research articles and numerous other publications. He has held many advisory positions with governments, companies and international studies on climate change and energy policy, and has been a Lead Author for several reports of the IPCC on mitigation, including the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report. Planetary Economics, his latest book, 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.