Imperial College London

Professor Peter J G Pearson

Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Honorary Professor
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 9332p.j.pearson Website

 
 
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Assistant

 

Dr Yara Evans +44 (0)20 7594 9304

 
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Location

 

304Weeks BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

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Arapostathis S, Carlsson-Hyslop A, Pearson PJG, Thornton J, Gradillas M, Laczay S, Wallis Set al., 2013, Governing transitions: Cases and insights from two periods in the history of the UK gas industry, ENERGY POLICY, Vol: 52, Pages: 25-44, ISSN: 0301-4215

Journal article

Grunewald PH, Cockerill TT, Contestabile M, Pearson PJGet al., 2012, The socio-technical transition of distributed electricity storage into future networks—System value and stakeholder views, Energy Policy, Pages: 449-457, ISSN: 0301-4215

Whole system models for the GB electricity system suggest that distributed electricity storage has the potential to significantly reduce the system integration cost for future system scenarios. From a policy perspective, this poses the question why this value should not be realised within existing market structures. Opinion among stakeholders is divided. Some believe that storage deployment constitutes a ‘special case’ in need of policy support. Others insist that markets can provide the necessary platform to negotiate contracts, which reward storage operators for the range of services they could provide. This paper seeks to inform this debate with a process of stakeholder engagement using a perspective informed by socio-technical transition literatures.This approach allows the identification of tensions among actors in the electricity system and of possibilities for co-evolution in the deployment of storage technologies during a transition towards a low carbon electricity system. It also draws attention to policy-related challenges of technology lock-in and path dependency resulting from poor alignment of incumbent regimes with the requirements for distributed electricity storage

Journal article

Markusson N, Kern F, Watson J, Arapostathis S, Chalmers H, Ghaleigh N, Heptonstall P, Pearson P, Rossati D, Russell Set al., 2012, A socio-technical framework for assessing the viability of carbon capture and storage technology, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol: 79, Pages: 903-918

Journal article

Gravouniotis P, Bauen A, Pearson P, 2012, Building markets for energy saving equipment and modelling subsidy strategies in tourism dependent economies, International Conference on Clean Energy Solutions for Sustainable Environment (TerraGreen), Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, Pages: 131-146, ISSN: 1876-6102

Conference paper

Gruenewald P, Cockerill T, Contestabile M, Pearson Pet al., 2011, The role of large scale storage in a GB low carbon energy future: Issues and policy challenges, ENERGY POLICY, Vol: 39, Pages: 4807-4815, ISSN: 0301-4215

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Foxon TJ, Hammond GP, Pearson PJG, 2010, Developing transition pathways for a low carbon electricity system in the UK, TECHNOLOGICAL FORECASTING AND SOCIAL CHANGE, Vol: 77, Pages: 1203-1213, ISSN: 0040-1625

Journal article

Shayegan S, Pearson PJG, Hart D, 2009, Hydrogen for buses in London: A scenario analysis of changes over time in refuelling infrastructure costs, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, Vol: 34, Pages: 8415-8427, ISSN: 0360-3199

Journal article

Bennett SJ, Pearson PJG, 2009, From petrochemical complexes to biorefineries? The past and prospective co-evolution of liquid fuels and chemicals production in the UK, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH & DESIGN, Vol: 87, Pages: 1120-1139, ISSN: 0263-8762

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Chalmers H, Jakeman N, Pearson P, Gibbins Jet al., 2009, Carbon capture and storage deployment in the UK: what next after the UK Government's competition?, P I MECH ENG A-J POW, Vol: 223, Pages: 305-319, ISSN: 0957-6509

In November 2007, the UK Government set the direction for initial commercial-scale demonstration of carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the UK. It announced the rules for a competition to identify a demonstration of post-combustion capture project at a pulverized coal power plant, linked to a full chain of CCS, including carbon dioxide transport to an offshore storage site. Because there are several options for further demonstration and initial deployment projects to build on this initial effort, the UK Government will need to decide its priorities for CCS deployment. Regardless of the route, a successful transition to widespread use of CCS would have to overcome significant technical, commercial, regulatory; and political challenges. This article considers the significance of understanding and using lessons learned from previous major UK energy sector transitions to manage the development, demonstration, and deployment of CCS. The past transitions considered here are not perfect analogies, but they do suggest a range of potential futures for CCS deployment in the UK. They also provide insights into possible drivers and triggers for deployment and the general business environment required for a successful transition to widespread commercial use of CCS in the UK.

Journal article

Foxon T, Hammond G, Pearson PJG, 2008, 'Developing transition pathways for a low carbon electricity system in the UK', Building Networks for a Brighter Future

Conference paper

Jablonski S, Pateleoa A, Bauen A, Pearson P, Slade Ret al., 2008, The potential demand for bioenergy in residential heating applications (bio-heat) in the UK based on a market segment analysis, Biomass and Bioenergy, Vol: 32, Pages: 635-653

How large is the potential demand for bio-heat in the UK? Whilst most research has focused on the supply of biomass for energy production, an understanding of the potential demand is crucial to the uptake of heat from bioenergy. We have designed a systematic framework utilising market segmentation techniques to assess the potential demand for biomass heat in the UK. First, the heat market is divided into relevant segments, characterised in terms of their final energy consumption, technological and fuel supply options. Second, the key technical, economic and organisational factors that affect the uptake of bioenergy in each heat segment are identified, classified and then analysed to reveal which could be strong barriers, which could be surmounted easily, and for which bioenergy heat represents an improvement compared to alternatives. The defined framework is applied to the UK residential sector. We identify provisionally the most promising market segments for bioenergy heat, and their current levels of energy demand. We find that, depending on the assumptions, the present potential demand for bio-heat in the UK residential sector ranges between 3% (conservative estimate) and 31% (optimistic estimate) of the total energy consumed in the heat market.

Journal article

O'Garra T, Mourato S, Pearson P, 2008, Investigating attitudes to hydrogen refuelling facilities and the social cost to local residents, ENERGY POLICY, Vol: 36, Pages: 2074-2085, ISSN: 0301-4215

Journal article

Slade R, Panoutsou C, Bauen A, Pearson Pet al., 2008, Bio-energy policy and delivery in the UK: an Assessment, The New Energy Challenge: Secuirty and Sustainability -7th BIEE Academic Conference, Plenary session

Conference paper

Foxon T, Gross R, Pearson P, Heptonstall P, Anderson Det al., 2008, Energy Technology Innovation: A Systems Perspective, Report for the Gaunaut Climate Change Review, London, Publisher: Imperial College Centre for Energy Policy and Technology

Report

O Garra, Pearson P, Mourato S, 2008, ‘Public acceptability of hydrogen fuel cell transport and associated refuelling infrastructure’, Risk and The Public Acceptance of New Technologies, Editors: Flynn, Bellaby, Publisher: Palgave

Book chapter

Speirs J, Pearson P, Foxon T, 2008, Adapting Innovation Systems Indicators to assess Eco-Innovation, DIME Conference Proceedings, Bordeaux., DIME

Conference paper

Foxon T, Hammond G, Pearson PJG, 2008, ‘Transition pathways for a low carbon electricity system in the UK’, The New Energy Challenge: Security & Sustainability -7th BIEE Academic Conference, Plenary session

Conference paper

Di Castelnuovo M, Leach M, Pearson P, 2008, ‘An Analysis of Spatial Pricing and Renewable Generation in the British Electricity System’, International Journal of Global Energy Issues (IJGEI), Vol: 29 Nos. 1/2, Pages: 199-220

Journal article

Foxon TJ, Pearson P, 2008, 'Overcoming barriers to innovation and diffusion of cleaner technologies: some features of a sustainable innovation policy regime', Journal of Cleaner Production, special issue 'Diffusion of Cleaner Technologies: Modeling, case studies and policy', Vol: 16, Pages: S148-S161

Journal article

Pearson PJG, Fouquet R, 2007, ‘Long Run Technology And Fuel Transitions And Their Energy And Environmental Implications’, 4th European Congress: Economics and Management of Energy in Industry, Porto

Conference paper

Pearson PJG, 2007, The Queen's Lecture

Conference paper

Marigo N, Foxon TJ, Pearson PJG, 2007, ‘Comparing innovation systems for solar photovoltaics in the United Kingdom and in China’, 16th Italian Association for the Study of Comparative Economic Systems (AISSEC) National Conference, Parma

Conference paper

pearson PJG, Fouquet R, 2007, ‘Long Run Energy Developments in the United Kingdom’, Anthology of Economic Globalization & The Choice of Asia: Shanghai Forum 2005

Conference paper

Foxon TJ, Pearson PJG, 2007, ‘Policy Processes for Low Carbon Innovation in the UK: Successes, failures and lessons’, Energy Policy, Vol: 35, Pages: 1539-1550

Journal article

Foxon T J, Pearson, P J G, 2007, Towards improved policy processes for promoting innovation in renewable electricity technologies in the UK, Energy Policy, Vol: 35, Pages: 1539-1550, ISSN: 0301-4215

Journal article

Fouquet R, Pearson, P J G, 2006, Long Run Trends in Energy Services 1300-2000, Kyoto, Environmental and Resource Economists 3rd World Congress

Conference paper

Fouquet R, Pearson PJG, 2006, ‘Long Run Trends in Energy Services’ 1300-2000’, Environmental and Resource Economists 3rd World Congress

Conference paper

Shayegan S, Hart D, Pearson P, Joffe Det al., 2006, Analysis of the Cost of Hydrogen Infrastructure for Buses in London, Journal of Power Sources, Pages: 862-874, ISSN: 0378-7753

Journal article

Fouquet R, Pearson PJG, 2006, Seven centuries of energy services: The price and use of light in the United Kingdom (1300-2000), Conference on Intervention in Energy Markets, Publisher: INT ASSOC ENERGY ECONOMICS, Pages: 139-177, ISSN: 0195-6574

Conference paper

Foxon TJ, Pearson PJG, 2006, Finding the Right Policy Mix for Sustainable Innovation, ESRC Sustainable Technologies Programme Project Brief, Publisher: ESRC

Report

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