Richard Green is the Alan and Sabine Howard Professor of Sustainable Energy Business. An economist, he is Head of the Department of Management. He was previously Professor of Energy Economics and Director of the Institute for Energy Research and Policy at the University of Birmingham, and Professor of Economics at the University of Hull. He started his career at the Department of Applied Economics and Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. He has spent time on secondment to the Office of Electricity Regulation and has held visiting appointments at the World Bank, the University of California Energy Institute and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
He has been studying the economics and regulation of the electricity industry for over 25 years. He has written extensively on market power in wholesale electricity markets and has also worked on transmission pricing. More recently, the main focus of his work has been on the impact of low-carbon generation (nuclear and renewables) and energy storage on the electricity market, and the business and policy implications of this.
He was the 2016 Chair of the British Institute for Energy Economics.
He is a member of the team that produces Electric Insights, independent of but financed by Drax Group plc
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