Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesThe Grantham Institute for Climate Change

Sr Research Fellow (Society led low carbon transformations)



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Dr Jeff Hardy is a Senior Research Fellow at the Grantham Institute - Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London, where he researches what the future low carbon energy system might look like, how people will engage with it and what businesses will be operating in it.

Previously he was Head of Sustainable Energy Futures at the GB energy regulator, Ofgem, and Head of Science for Work Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He’s also worked at the UK Energy Research Centre, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Green Chemistry Group at the University of York and at Sellafield as research chemist in a nuclear laboratory.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Braunholtz-Speight T, Sharmina M, Manderson E, et al., 2020, Business models and financial characteristics of community energy in the UK, Nature Energy, Vol:5, ISSN:2058-7546, Pages:169-177

Hall S, Mazur C, Hardy J, et al., 2020, Prioritising business model innovation: What needs to change in the United Kingdom energy system to grow low carbon entrepreneurship?, Energy Research & Social Science, Vol:60, ISSN:2214-6296, Pages:1-11

Mazur C, Hall S, Hardy J, et al., 2019, Technology is not a barrier: A survey of energy system technologies required for innovative electricity business models driving the low carbon energy revolution, Energies, Vol:12, ISSN:1996-1073

Miu LM, Wisniewska N, Mazur C, et al., 2018, A simple assessment of housing retrofit policies for the UK: what should succeed the energy company obligation?, Energies, Vol:11, ISSN:1996-1073

Hardy JJE, Hall S, Sophie-Wegner M, et al., 2017, Valuing energy futures; a comparative analysis of value pools across UK energy system scenarios, Applied Energy, Vol:206, ISSN:0306-2619, Pages:815-828

Budarin V, Clark JH, Hardy JJE, et al., 2006, Starbons: New starch-derived mesoporous carbonaceous materials with tunable properties, Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, Vol:45, ISSN:1433-7851, Pages:3782-3786

Clark JH, Budarin V, Deswarte FEI, et al., 2006, Green chemistry and the biorefinery: A partnership for a sustainable future, Green Chemistry, Vol:8, ISSN:1463-9262, Pages:853-860

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