Jacopo Torriti is a Professor of Energy Economics and Policy in the School of the Built Environment, University of Reading
He is currently Co-Director of the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS) and leading two EPSRC-funded projects: Residential Electricity Demand: Peaks, Sequences of Activities and Markov chains (REDPeAk) and Distributional Effects of Dynamic Pricing for Responsive Electricity Demand (DEePRED).
His recent books include Peak Energy Demand and Demand Side Response (2015), Energy Fables (2019) and Appraising the Economics of Smart Meters (2020) and are all published with Routledge. A video of his professorial inaugural lecture is available here.
Jacopo sits on Ofgem’s Academic Panel and Defra’s Economics Advisory Panel.
Before joining the University of Reading, he worked at the London School of Economics, the University of Surrey and the European University Institute. He obtained a PhD from King’s College London, a Master degree from King’s College London and a Laurea in Economics from Università di Milano.
Goals for the Journal
Delivering excellent research work that is vital in terms of the theoretical development of the discipline and the practical future of the sector.
Bringing together complementary knowledge in energy economics and planning policy.
Increasing interdisciplinary knowledge and contribution of economics, social sciences and political science scholars to the energy field, which has historically been dominated by technical and engineering research.
Improving the visibility of whole system energy research captures this disciplinary expansion of researchers focusing not only on energy sources -in the strictest technical sense- but also energy demand. Whole system energy research addresses the challenges and opportunities presented by the transition to a low-carbon energy system and economy.
Capitalising on new global trends in energy research and major interdisciplinary initiatives and capture new disciplinary orientations –a recent successful example from the social sciences consists of Energy Research & Social Science (Elsevier).
In my free time I play tennis and violin.
Haris Doukas is an Assoc. Professor of energy policy and management at the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.
Dr. Doukas field of expertise is related with the development of decision support systems for energy and climate policy, placing the human factor at the core of the modelling processes and policymaking. His integrative frameworks are based on co-creation with citizens, along with co-ownership where feasible.
Dr. Doukas integrative decision support frameworks use linguistic variables for capturing the essence of human behaviour in energy and climate policymaking, enabling the design of policies that listen to “what people want” and “what people can do”, which is fundamental for their success. His work is well known for supporting a citizen-led transition in policymaking that could pave the way towards the humanisation of the transition process.
For his work, Dr. Doukas has received numerous awards, such as from the State Scholarship Foundation (ΙΚΥ), the NTUA, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), the Technical Chamber of Greece, the Hellenic Operational Research Society (HELORS) and the World Renewable Energy Congress.
Goals for the Journal
To develop new thinking, provide insight and force innovation at energy economics, policy and planning towards economy’s decarbonization in line with the Paris Agreement, on the following 3 dimensions:
Energy sources diversification ensuring energy security;
Energy markets’ integration and competitiveness;
This journal can play a pivotal role on moving the research agenda beyond the patronising stakeholder engagement model of explaining to citizens what must be done, to promote new economic, policy and planning models and tools that enable citizens co-design a low-carbon pathway where no one is left underrepresented.
Dr. Doukas has more than 160 scientific publications in international scientific journals with reviewers in the fields of energy and climate policy and management (scopus h-index:30), he is the co-author of the Greek Book “Multiple Criteria Decision Models for Energy and Environmental Systems”, the co-Editor of the open access Book “Understanding Risks and Uncertainties in Energy and Climate Policy: Multidisciplinary Methods and Tools for a Low Carbon Society” and the co-author of the English Book “Multicriteria Portfolio Construction with Python”.
Dr. Doukas frequently writes articles for Greek newspapers (e.g. TO BHMA, KAΘΗΜΕΡΙΝΗ) and International media (e.g. EURACTIVE, THRIVE GLOBAL).
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