Ian is a Senior Analyst at CSE and joined in 2001. He has more than a decade of experience working in sustainable energy practice and social research. His current role covers research into fuel poverty, consumer behaviour, hard-to-treat housing issues and scheme evaluation. Ian’s particular skills include energy modelling, data collection, analysis and survey work.
Ian is a leading expert on the distributional impacts of energy policy and his work in this area include: the development and application of the Distributional Impacts Model for Policy and Strategic Analysis; designing carbon taxation to protect low-income households for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s New Insights programme; examining the distributional impacts associated with UK Climate Change Policies; analysing the impact of the UK-wide feed-in tariff on low income consumers and researching into the nature, prevalence and distribution of fuel poverty in non-traditional homes in the UK.
Ian also has considerable expertise in energy and consumer behaviour, and projects in this area include: managing a trial of the Energy Saving Trust’s Market Segmentation Model; working with the Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE) and the Energy Saving Trust on a project for Consumer Focus to explore measures that might be supported under the Green Deal; managing Climate Change West, a multi-partner communications project to promote climate change awareness amongst the public and managing several studies examining consumer tariff-switching behaviour.