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Professor Catherine  Mitchell

Professor Catherine Mitchell

Professor of Energy Policy

 +44 (0) 1326 253788

 Tremough House MG01

 

Tremough House, University of Exeter,  Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

Overview

Catherine Mitchell is Professor of Energy Policy at Exeter University, having worked on energy issues since the early 1980s. She has worked previously as an academic in the Centre for Management Under Regulation at the Warwick Business School, University of Warwick (2000-2007); the Energy Group of the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex (1990-2000); and the Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley (1999). Prior to that she was a journalist writing about oil and gas issues (1982-6).

Her undergraduate degree is History (London); her Masters was in Energy and Environmental Studies within the Geography Department of Boston University (USA); and her PhD is in the field of Technology and Innovation from the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex.

She is a Coordinating Lead Author (CLA) of  Chapter 13 (National and Sub-National Policy and Institutions) of the IPCC Working Group 3’s Sixth Assessment Report (AR6, starting April 2019); she was a Lead Author (LA) in the IPCC Working Group 3’s Fifth Assessment report (AR5) and a coordinating Lead Author (CLA) of the Policy, Financing & Implementation Chapter of the IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation 2008-2011.She also was a Lead Analyst of sub-Chapter 13 (Policy) of Chapter 11 (Renewable Energy) of the Global Energy Assessment undertaken through the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) 2008-2010; She is currently an EPSRC Established Career Fellow leading a 7 year project (2012-2019) Innovation and Governance for Future Energy Systems (IGov1 and 2). She is Chair of the Regulatory Assistance Project – a US based non-profit organisation that provides regulatory advice to Governments; on the Advisory Board of the GB based Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) and a Trustee of the Centre for Sustainable Energy. She has also advised numerous national and international companies, NGOs and institutions (national and international) on various aspects of the transition to a sustainable energy system.

Membership and Advisory Positions:

  • Member, ESO RIIO-2 Stakeholder Group, July 2018 onwards.

  • Member, Prospering the Energy Revolution Advisory Group, UKRI-Innovate UK, October 2018 onwards

  • Member, Challenge Panel for National Infrastructure Commission Regulatory Review, 2018-2019

  • Member, Advisory Board WinWind, EC Project, 2018 onwards.

  • Member, Ofgem Design Advisory Board for Electricity Settlement Reform, Oct 2017 onwards

  • CLA, Chapter 13, Policies and Institutions, WG3, IPCC AR6, April 2018 onwards

  • Visiting Professor, Energy Systems Analysis Group, DTU, Copenhagen, Autumn 2018.

  • Part of Advisory Board for I-REMB: Innovative re-making of markets and business models in a renewable energy system based on wind power, DIST - Center For Design, Innovation, and Sustainable Transition, Aalborg University, April 2016 onwards

  • Guest Professor, Danish Technical University Systems Analysis team, October –December 2017.

  • Private Briefing to BEIS Select Committee on Energy Prices, October 2017.

  • Keynote Speaker, Ofgem (GB Energy Regulator) Energy Systems Division 2017 Away Day.

  • Energy Institute, Invited Fellow, 2016+

  • Member,  Nature Energy Editorial Advisory Panel in Social Science and Policy 2015 onwards

  • Advisory Board Member of the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit. London

  • Chair of The Regulatory Assistance Project, Montpelier, Vermont

  • Advisory Group Member of Smart Energy for Europe Platform, examining the post-2020 framework for investments in renewable generation in Europe

  • Lead Author of Chapter 15 National and Sub-National Policies and Institutions of the IPCC’s WG3 AR5 Report on Mitigation of Climate Change, published 2014

  • Co-ordinating Lead Author of the Policy, Financing & Implementation Chapter of the IPCC (Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change) Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation, published 2011

  • Lead Analyst of sub-Chapter 13 (Policy) of Chapter 11 (Renewable Energy) of the Global Energy Assessment undertaken through the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), published 2012

  • Responsible for policy and regulation in supply theme, UK Energy Research Centre Phase 1 and 2 ( 2004-2009, 2009-2014)

  • Chairperson of the BIEE (2010); Vice Chair (2009)

  • Member of Balancing & Settlement Code Panel, 2008 - 2010

  • Principle Investigator, Energy Security in a Multi-Polar World 2008-2012 (Interdisciplinary research cluster involving energy policy, international relations and supply chain analysis to analyse the various temporal and dimensional aspects of energy security)

  • Member of Advisory Board for BRITE (Bristol Technologies for the Environment) until 2008

  • Member of the IPCC scoping meeting on Renewable Energy Sources, January 2008, Germany

  • Strategy Advisor to the IEA Renewable Energy Technology Deployment Integrating Agreement, 2007

  • International Advisor to New Zealand Government Energy Review, October 2006-March 2007

  • Member, Advisory Board for Sustainable Development Commission Inquiry into Ofgem, the Energy Regulator, 2006-2007

  • Principle Investigator, Policy and Regulatory Resource for the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Project (a Public-Private partnership, launched by the United Kingdom along with other partners at the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development in August 2002)

  • Member, Scientific Advisory Panel, Towards a Sustainable Energy Future, Research Councils UK, 2003-2006

  • Member, Scientific Advisory Panel of the Centre for Analysis of Society and Environment at Risoe National Laboratory, Denmark, 2003-2006

  • Chairperson, 2003, GB Renewable Energy Planning Panel (report published November 2003)

  • Member, UK Government’s Energy Advisory Panel, 1998-2003, two terms

  • Member, Performance and Innovation Unit Energy Review Team, Cabinet Office, 2001-2 and Member, Resource Productivity Team, Cabinet Office, 2001

Broad research specialisms:

Catherine’s research interest is how to undertake the transition from the current ‘dirty’ energy system to a sustainable energy system, at a rate which is quick enough to make a difference to the planetary imperative of climate change and which maintains energy security. She views this question as a system issue. This requires addressing all the issues which make up a system such as policy (and politics), institutions (including economic regulation), infrastructure, economics, innovation, law and planning. She is interested in what enables, constrains or channels energy system innovation at a local, regional, national and international level. She is interested in how technology is enabling a speeding up of change in certain jurisdictions, and why that is. She is also interested in the overlapping spheres of energy (including transport), waste resources and food policy and how energy policy fits within the broader climate change policy

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Research interests

Catherine's research interest is how to undertake the transition from the current ‘dirty’ energy system to a sustainable energy system, at a rate which is quick enough to make a difference to the planetary imperative of climate change and which maintains energy security. She views this question as a system issue. This requires addressing all the issues which make up a system such as policy (and politics), institutions (including economic regulation), infrastructure, economics, innovation, law and planning. She is interested in what enables, constrains or channels energy system innovation at a local, regional, national and international level. She is also interested in the overlapping spheres of energy (including transport), waste resources, water and food policy and how energy policy fits within the broader climate change policy.

Research projects

IGov2: Innovation and Governance for Future Energy Systems – (2016-2019).
Catherine is the Principle Investigator for a 3 year extension of an EPSRC Established Career Fellowship - IGov, described below. IGov has shown that GB's energy governance is slow at changing, including with respect to the demand side, and that GB is following a somewhat different low carbon technological path than other European countries, especially those which are most determined to meet their low carbon targets (i.e. Germany and Denmark). Energy system practice change is happening more quickly in some countries and US States with respect to technology use, new entrants, business models, customer engagement and ownership, and this system change appears to be speeding up and becoming increasingly decentralised.

Seven issues have emerged about the scale, speed and scope of changes in energy practices by new actors around the world. These are:

(1) that there are increasingly rapid changes in many other countries, as explained above;
(2) that there appears to be a social, technical, and economic tipping point in favour of a new energy trajectory, even while energy systems remain dominated by fossil fuels;
(3) the nature of change appears to be leading to an increasingly linked but increasingly decentralised energy system; and some changes appears to have their own momentum - like a group of birds 'flocking' or a starling's 'murmuration'.

This pattern of change raises
(4) concerns about possible disruption, either technical or economic; and whether Britain could 'manage' the transition process;
(5) questions about the nature of the future energy system;
(6) whether the form that change is taking and the types of energy governance responses in different countries are related to their differing political economy institutions; and finally
(7) concerns that the current fossil fuel disinvestment campaign will have an unexpectedly rapid impact on energy systems, with implications for governance. IGov2 will explore these issues, and their implications for GB energy governance.

IGov: Innovation, Governance and Affordability for a Sustainable and Secure Economy - IGov (2012-2016).
Catherine is the Principle Investigator for a new EPSRC Established Career Fellowship – IGov. This will examine the relationships between innovation, governance, energy demand and affordability. It will do this by exploring the means by which interactions take place within energy systems and their implications for innovation in respect to carbon targets, technology deployment, investment, new practices, customer involvement, energy efficiency, and the total cost of energy for customers. Specifically the research will consider the relationships between institutions, policy design (such as rules and incentives within the gas and electricity systems (markets and infrastructure), industry structure, incumbent and new entrant company strategies and decision-making processes and consumer practices.

The programme covered four years in four countries with very different innovation histories. In particular, it will analyse the implications of different innovation and governance relationships on the success or otherwise of energy demand reduction and issues of affordability. Finally, it will analyse the implications of the findings on long term strategic innovation in energy systems, building upon, and contributing to, the literature and analysis of socio-technical transitions, coevolutionary analysis, institutional economics and policy paradigms. The outcomes will lead to a better understanding of how the transition to a sustainable, low carbon energy system, can occur.

The five person research team is being led by Catherine and is supported by a high level expert panel. This includes UK and international academics working on transition theory, representatives from large and small energy companies, the UK energy regulator, as well as practitioners from the wider energy community who work with a range of stakeholders from across the energy sector. The research will be carried out in respect to the UK energy system and with international comparative analysis within Denmark, Germany, California and Texas. Find out more on the website - www.exeter.ac.uk/igov.

Other Projects

Catherine is part of the Aures project. She is also on the advisory board of I-REMB ; She is Co-I in the Oxford Policy Management Energy and Economic Growth project (undertaken by Bridget Woodman in the EPG, see her webpage for more details). She is a Co-I in Stepping UP, undertaken by Iain Soutar and see his webpage for more details.She is also responsible for a governance section of Sim4Nexus, with Nicola Hole as the key researcher. She is also CO-I of the UKERC Heat Incumbancy project - please see Bridget Woodman or Richard Lowes’ web pages; and she is Co-I on the Cornwall Local Energy Market Project (please see Bridget Woodman or Rachel Bray’s web page).

Catherine was the Principal Investigator of the ESRC/EPSRC interdisciplinary research cluster into Energy Security in a Multi-Polar World (2009-2013). This brought together the different disciplines of energy policy, international relations and supply chain analysis to analyse the various temporal and dimensional aspects of energy security. The purpose of the research cluster was to strengthen the understanding of British energy security, in two main ways.

  • First, to expand knowledge concerning how to make Britain more energy secure now, in the short term.
  • Second, to analyse what has to be done in the short term, to ensure that energy security will be maintained in the medium to long term, with particular reference to the supply chains of oil and gas supply and sustainable energy technologies.

The ‘new’ or ‘distinctive’ element of this project was to bring together three overlapping disciplinary research areas of expertise to address the problem of energy security: energy policy, international relations and research about supply chains. There has long been a distinction within the energy policy discourse between internal and external sources of energy security or insecurity. The energy policy debate is, as yet, limited in its ability to incorporate new, or alternative, approaches to analysing and explaining evolving international contexts and their implications for domestic energy security and it is intended that this research cluster will address this and explore how Britain could develop strategic, flexible relationships with energy supply countries.

The ESWM research cluster published a book www.exeter.ac.uk/igov/book-new-challenges-in-energy-security/ on it is findings and further general information on ESMW is available from - www.exeter.ac.uk/energysecurity

Catherine’s research work also links closely with her other colleagues ( Bridget Woodman, Matthew Lockwood, Caroline Kuzemko, Shane Fudge, Nicola Hole, Joe Dutton and Richard Hoggart); her PhD students Iain SouterHeinke Thies, Tom Steward and Oscar Fitch Roy; as well as the other PhD students (Richard Lowes and Jess Britton) and  Associate Fellows.

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Key publications


Kuzemko C, Lockwood M, Mitchell C, Hoggett R (2016). Governing for sustainable energy system change: Politics, contexts and contingency. Energy Research & Social Science, 12, 96-105. Full text.
Mitchell C (2016). Momentum is increasing towards a flexible electricity system based on renewables. Nature Energy, 1(2), 15030-15030. Full text.
Mitchell C (2015). Designing energy policy under uncertainty. Nature Climate Change, 5(6), 517-518.
Hoggett R, Judith Ward, Mitchell CHC (2011). Heat in Homes: customer choice on fuel and technologies.
Mitchell CHC, Swain J, Pokharel GR, Kammen D, Wang Z, Fifita S, Jaccard M, Langniss O, Lucas H, Nadai A, et al (2011). Policy, Financing and Implementation. In Edenhofer O, Pichs-Madruga R, Sokona Y, Seyboth K, Matschoss P, Kadner S, Zwickel T, Eickemeier P, Hansen G, Schlömer S (Eds.) IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Author URL.
Baker PE, Mitchell CHC, Woodman B (2011). Project TransmiT: Academic Review of Transmission Charging Arrangements. Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (OFGEM), Univerisity of Exeter. Author URL.

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Books

Mitchell C, Watson J, Whiting J (eds)(2013). Energy Security in a Multipolar World. UK, Palgrave MacMillan.
Edenhofer O, Pichs-Madruga R, Sokona Y, Seyboth K, Arvizu D, Bruckner T, Christensen J, Chum H, Devernay JM, Faaij A, et al (eds)(2011). Summary for Policy Makers: IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation. Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA, Cambridge University Press. Author URL.
Mitchell C (2010). The Political Economy of Sustainable Energy., Palgrave MacMillan. Abstract.
Mitchell CHC (2010). The Political Economy of Sustainable Energy., Palgrave MacMillan.
Mitchell C (2007). The Political Economy of Sustainable Energy. UK, Palgrave.
Mitchell CHC, Woodman B (2006). New Nuclear Power; Implications for a sustainable energy system., Warwick Business School & Green Alliance.
Mitchell C, Woodman B (2004). The Burning Question – is the UK on course for a low carbon economy. UK, IPPR Press.
Mitchell CHC, Hartley N, Aldridge S, Armstrong S, Brereton A, Chapman J, Coates I, Corsellis E, Eyre N, Gross R, et al (2002). The energy review.
Mitchell CHC, Laing C (2001). Resource Productivity: Making more with less.

Journal articles

Kitzing L, Fitch-Roy OWF, Islam M, Mitchell C (In Press). An evolving risk perspective for policy instrument choice in sustainability transitions. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions Abstract.  Full text.
Hoolohan C, Larkin A, McLachlan C, Falconer R, Soutar I, Suckling J, Varga L, Haltas I, Druckman A, Lumbroso D, et al (In Press). Engaging stakeholders in research to address water-energy-food (WEF) nexus challenges. Sustainability Science Full text.
Fitch-Roy OWF, Benson D, Mitchell C (In Press). Wipeout? Entrepreneurship, policy interaction and the EU’s 2030 renewable energy target. Journal of European Integration / Revue d'Intégration Européenne Full text.
(2018). Towards pragmatic narratives of societal engagement in the UK energy system. Energy Research and Social Science, 35, 132-139. Abstract.  Full text.
Lockwood M, Kuzemko C, Mitchell C, Hoggett R (2017). Historical institutionalism and the politics of sustainable energy transitions: a research agenda. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 35, 312-333. Full text.
Kuzemko C, Mitchell C, Lockwood M, Hoggett R (2017). Policies, politics and demand side innovations: the untold story of Germany's energy transition. Energy Research and Social Science, 28, 58-67. Abstract.  Full text.
Lockwood M, Mitchell C, Hoggett R, Kuzemko C (2017). The governance of industry rules and energy system innovation: the case of codes in Great Britain. Utilities Policy Full text.
Kuzemko C, Lockwood M, Mitchell C, Hoggett R (2016). Governing for sustainable energy system change: Politics, contexts and contingency. Energy Research & Social Science, 12, 96-105. Full text.
Mitchell C (2016). Momentum is increasing towards a flexible electricity system based on renewables. Nature Energy, 1(2), 15030-15030. Full text.
Mitchell C (2016). Policy dialogue on the assessment and convergence of renewable energy policy in EU member states. Energy & Environment, 27(1), 3-4. Full text.
Mitchell C (2015). Designing energy policy under uncertainty. Nature Climate Change, 5(6), 517-518.
Halsnaes K, Garg A, Christensen J, Føyn HY, Karavai M, La Rovere E, Bramley M, Zhu X, Mitchell C, Roy J, et al (2014). Climate change mitigation policy paradigms-national objectives and alignments. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 19(1), 45-71.
Kern F, Kuzemko C, Mitchell CHC (2014). Measuring and explaining paradigm change: the case of UK energy policy. Policy and Politics: an international journal, 42(4), 513-531. Full text.
Hoggett RD, Bolton R, Candelise C, Kern F, Mitchell CHC (2014). Supply chains and energy security in a low carbon transition. Applied Energy, 123, 292-295. Author URL.
(2014). Supply chains and energy security in a low carbon transition. Applied Energy, 123, 292-295.
Halsnaes, K, Garg A, Christensen J, Foyn, HY, Karavai M, La Rovere E, Bramley M, Zhu X, Mitchell C, Roy J, et al (2012). Climate change mitigation policy paradigms-national objectives and alignments. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 1-27.
Kitzing L, Morthorst PE, Mitchell C (2012). Renewable energy policies in Europe: Converging or diverging?. Energy Policy, 51, 192-201.
Woodman B, Mitchell C (2011). Learning from experience? the development of the Renewables Obligation in England and Wales 2002-2010. ENERG POLICY, 39(7), 3914-3921. Abstract.
Mitchell C, Woodman B (2010). Towards trust in Regulation - Moving to a Public Value Regulation. Energy Policy, 38, 2644-2651.
Jacobsson S, Bergek A, Finon D, Lauber V, Mitchell C, Toke D, Verbruggen A (2009). EU Renewable Energy Support Policy: Faith or Fact. Energy Policy, 37(6), 2143-2146. Abstract.
Mitchell C, Bauknecht D, Connor PM (2006). Effectiveness through risk reduction: a comparison of the renewable obligation in England and Wales and the feed-in system in Germany. Energy Policy, 34(3), 297-305.
Mitchell C, Woodman B (2005). Can the UK get Back on Track. Energy Solutions, 44-45.
Mitchell C, Woodman B (2005). Too Little Too Late. The Utilities Journal, 36-37.
Mitchell C, Connor PM (2004). Renewable Energy Policy in the UK 1990-2003. Energy Policy, 32(17), 1935-1947.
Mitchell CHC (2004). Special Edition: Energy Policy for a Sustainable Future. Energy Policy, 17, 1887-1889.
Mitchell C (2003). System Change for a Sustainable Energy Future. Power Economics, 7(1), 19-22.
Mitchell C (2002). Fin du liberalisme anglais pur et dur. Les Cahiers de l’electricite(50), 2-3.
Mitchell C (2002). The Implications of the Energy Review for Renewable Energy. Renew (The Journal of the DTIs Renewable Energy Programme)
Mitchell CHC (2000). Neutral Regulation - the vital ingredient for a sustainable energy future. Energy and Environment, 11(4), 377-390.
Mitchell C (2000). The England and Wales non-fossil fuel obligation: History and lessons. ANNUAL REVIEW OF ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, 25, 285-312. Author URL.
Mitchell C (2000). Tradable Green Certificates. Utilities Journal, 40-41.
Mitchell CHC, Anderson T (2000). Tradable Green Certificates. International Journal of Ambient Energy, 21(3).
Brower M, Thomas S, Mitchell C (1997). Lessons from the British restructuring experience. The Electricity Journal, 10(3), 40-51.
Mitchell C (1996). Future Support of Renewable Energy in the UK - Options and Merits. Energy and Environment, 7, 267-284.
Mitchell C (1996). The UK's Renewable Non-Fossil Fuel Obligation - Results and Lessons. Economia Delle Fonti Di Energia e Dell'ambiente, 45-77.
Mitchell CHC (1995). A comparison of the means and cost of subsidising wind energy. Journal of power and energy(209), 185-188.
Mitchell CHC (1995). The Renewable NFFO - a review. Energy Policy, 23(12), 1077-1091.
Mitchell CHC (1993). Methane Emissions from the Coal and Natural Gas Industries in the UK. Chemosphere, 26(1-4), 441-446.
Mitchell C, Cleveland C (1993). Resource Scarcity, Energy Use and Environmental Impact: a case study of the New Bedford Fisheries. Journal of Environmental Management, 17(3), 305-318.
Mitchell CHC (1991). Coal Bed Methane in the UK. Energy Policy, 9(9), 849-854.
Mitchell CHC, Sweet J, Jackson T (1990). A study of leakage from the UK Natural Gas Distribution System. Energy Policy, 18(9), 809-818.

Chapters

Lockwood M, Mitchell C, Hoggett R (2019). Energy governance in the UK. In Knodt M, Kemmerzell J (Eds.) The Handbook of Energy Governance in Europe, Springer VS. Abstract.
Mitchell CHC (2015). Electricity Markets and their Regulatory Systems for a Sustainable Future. In Ekins P, Bradshaw M, Watson J (Eds.) Global Energy Issues, Potentials, and Policy Implications, Oxford University Press, USA. Abstract.
Kern F, Kuzemko C, Mitchell CHC (2015). How and Why Do Policy Paradigms Change; and Does it Matter? the Case of UK Energy Policy. In  (Ed) Policy Paradigms in Theory and Practice. Discourses, Ideas and Anomalies in Public Policy Dynamics, Peter Lang.
Mitchell CHC, multiple A (2014). National and Sub-National Policies and Institutions. In Edenhofer O (Ed) IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, Working Group 3, Cambridge University Press.
Mitchell C, Watson J, Britton J (2013). Energy Security Policy in Britain: Markets, Complexity and Challenges. In Mitchell C, Watson J, Britton J (Eds.) New Challenges in Energy Security the UK in a Multipolar World, Palgrave Macmillan, 68-91.  Abstract.
Mitchell CHC, Watson J (2013). Introduction: Conceptualising Energy Security. In Mitchell CHC, Watson J, Whiting J (Eds.) New Challenges in Energy Security: the UK in a Multipolar World, Palgrave Macmillan, UK: Palgrave MacMillan.
Mitchell CHC, Watson J (2013). New Challenges in Energy Security: the UK in a Multipolar World - Conclusions and Recommendations. In Mitchell C, Watson J, Whiting J (Eds.) New Challenges in Energy Secuirty: the UK in a Multipolar World, Palgrave MacMillan.
Mitchell C (2012). Designing and Creating my Low Carbon Home. In Herring H (Ed) Living in a Low-carbon Society in 2050, Palgrave MacMillan.
Mitchell CHC, Swain J, Pokharel GR, Kammen D, Wang Z, Fifita S, Jaccard M, Langniss O, Lucas H, Nadai A, et al (2011). Policy, Financing and Implementation. In Edenhofer O, Pichs-Madruga R, Sokona Y, Seyboth K, Matschoss P, Kadner S, Zwickel T, Eickemeier P, Hansen G, Schlömer S (Eds.) IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Author URL.
Turkenburg W, Arent D, Bertani R, Faaji A, Hand M, Krewitt W, Larson E, Lund J, Mehos M, Merrigan T, et al (2011). Renewable Energy. In Johansson T (Ed) Global Energy Assessment, Cambridge University Press.
Bruckner T, Edenhofer O, Estefen S, Faaij A, Fischedick M, Hiriart G, Hohmeyer O, Hollands KGT, Huckerby J, Kadner S, et al (2011). Technical Summary : IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation. In Edenhofer O, Pichs-Madruga R, Sokona Y, Seyboth K, Matschoss P, Kadner S, Zwickel T, Eickemeier P, Hansen G, Schlömer S (Eds.) , Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press.
Mitchell C (2010). Forging European Responses to the Challenge of Climate Change and Energy Resource Supply. In  (Ed) International Science and Technology Cooperation in a Globalised World: the External Dimension of the European Research Area, Edward Elgar Publishers.
Mitchell C, Woodman B (2010). Regulation & Sustainable Energy Systems. In Cave M, Baldwin R, Lodge M (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Regulation, Oxford Univ Pr. Abstract.
Mitchell C, Woodman B (2010). Regulation and sustainable energy systems. In baldwin R, Cave M, Lodge M (Eds.) Oxford Handbook of Regulation, Oxford University Press, 572-589.
Mitchell C, Woodman B, Aldridge J (2010). The development of renewable energy policy in the UK. In  (Ed) EU ENERGY LAW, Renewable energy in the European Union, Part II, National Renewable Energy Support schemes and policies, Claeys & Casteels BVBA publishing house.
Mitchell C, Woodman B (2007). Risk, Economics & Nuclear Power. In Elliott D (Ed) Nuclear or Not? Does Nuclear Power have a Place in a Sustainable Energy Future, UK: Palgrave, 149-167.  Author URL.
Mitchell C (2003). The Evolving Relationship Bewtween Liberalisation, the Regulator, and Renewable Energy Development, 1990-2002. In l'énergie UDGCUDDPD, Lachal B, Romero F (Eds.) L'énergie, controverses et perspectives, University of Geneva Press, 299-306.
Mitchell CHC (2003). The evolving relationship between liberalisation, the regulator, and renewable energy development, 1990-2002. In Lachel B, Romerio F (Eds.) , University of Geneva Press, 299-306.
Mitchell CHC, White A (2002). Network Issues, Energy Advisory Panel. In  (Ed) .
Mitchell CHC (2000). Renewables in the UK - How are we doing?. In MacKerron G, Pearson P (Eds.) International Energy Experience: Markets, Regulation and the Envrionment, 205-217.

Conferences

Mitchell CHC, Lockwood M, Hoggett RD, Kuzemko C (2017). GB Energy Governance for Innovation, Sustainability and Affordability. Energy Governance: New ideas, new institutions, new people. 28th - 28th Nov 2017. Full text.
Mitchell CHC, Lockwood M, Hoggett RD (2017). GB Energy Governance for Innovation, Sustainability and Affordability: an institutional framework. Center for Design, Innovation, and Sustainable Transition. 23rd - 23rd Nov 2017. Full text.
Mitchell C, Lockwood M, Hoggett RD, Kuzemko C (2016). Governing for Innovation Without Disruption in Energy Systems. Innovation and Disruption – the energy sector in transition. 21st - 22nd Sep 2016. Full text.
Lockwood M, Mitchell CHC, Hoggett RD, Kuzemko C (2016). Innovation and the governance of energy industry codes. BIEE 2016, Innovation and Disruption – the energy sector in transition. 21st - 22nd Sep 2016. Abstract.  Full text.
Kitzing L, Mitchell CHC (2014). Achieving energy transitions: Which RES policies are best applied when? Reducing risk and creating an enabling environment. THE ENERGY TRANSITIONS CONFERENCE. 2nd - 4th Mar 2014. Author URL.
Mitchell CHC, Lockwood M, Hoggett RD, Kuzemko C (2014). Current Rules and Incentives in the Energy System and Emerging Governance Themes. Progressive Energy Governance. 15th - 15th May 2014. Author URL.
Mitchell CHC (2014). Governance and disruptive energy systems. International Workshop on Incumbent-Challenger Interactions in Energy Transitions. 22nd Sep 2014 - 23rd Sep 2104. Author URL.  Full text.
Mitchell CHC (2014). Introduction to IGov Progressive Energy Governance Conference. Progressive Energy Governance. 15th - 15th May 2014. Author URL.
Souter I, Mitchell CHC (2014). Is small beautiful (and how beautiful)? Understanding the role of community energy within the wider UK energy system. Norwich Conference on Earth Systems Governance. 1st - 3rd Jul 2014. Author URL.
Mitchell CHC (2014). Transformational Climate Science: the challenge of mitigation – the outcomes of the Working Group III (public event). Transformational Climate Science. 15th - 16th May 2014. Author URL.  Full text.
Mitchell CHC (2014). WG II and policy for climate change. the Transformational Climate Science. 15th - 16th May 2014. Author URL.  Full text.
Mitchell CHC (2000). Removing Barriers to Sustainable Energy from Regulation of Liberalised Energy Markets-the UK as a Case Study. Reconciling a Sustainable Energy Future with the Liberalisation and Privatisation of the European Energy Market. 27th - 28th Oct 2000.

Reports

Mitchell CHC (2014). Future energy markets and networks in the UK and European Union., UKERC. Author URL.
Froggatt A, Mitchell CHC, Managi S (2012). Reset or Restart? the Impact of Fukishima on the Japanese and German Energy Sectors. Author URL.
Hoggett R, Judith Ward, Mitchell CHC (2011). Heat in Homes: customer choice on fuel and technologies.
Baker PE, Mitchell CHC, Woodman B (2011). Project TransmiT: Academic Review of Transmission Charging Arrangements. Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (OFGEM), Univerisity of Exeter. Author URL.
Hoggett R, Mitchell CHC, Woodman B, Baker PE (2011). The Key Energy Policy Issues for Energy Security in the UK: Summary Report. Energy Policy Group, Univerisity of Exeter. Author URL.
Reid G, Patt J, Schellenkens G, Mitchell CHC, Battaglini A (2010). A Global Renewables Investment Plan, Scaling up investments in renewable energy technologies (Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference).
Baker P, Mitchell C, Woodman B (2010). Network Regulation and an Electricity Market for a Low Carbon Future. UKERC,  UKERC, UKERC.
Baker P, Mitchell C, Woodman B (2009). The Extent to Which Economic Regulation Enables the Transition to a Sustainable Electricity System. UKERC, UKERC. Author URL.
Froggatt A, Woodman B, Mitchell C (2005). Current Status of UK Offshore Wind. European Commission FAVORES project,.
Mitchell C, Connor P (2004). A Regulatory Roadmap for the UK: Road Map for Transition of the Regulatory Framework. of the UK Electricity Supply System. EU SUSTELNET project,  UK. Author URL.
Wu X, Jenkins N, Strbac G, Watson WJ, Mitchell C (2004). Integrating Renewables and CHP into the UK Electricity System, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change. Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research,  UK, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.
Mitchell CHC (2003). Aligning Economic Instruments in UK's Waste Strategy for a Sustainable Future.
Mitchell C (2003). Local, Regional and National Issues - Planning Policy for a Sustainable Future, Renewable Energy Planning Panel. UK. Author URL.
Mitchell C, Connor P (2002). A Review of Four European Regulatory Systems and their Impact on the Deployment of Distributed Generation. EU SUSTELNET project,  EU.
Mitchell C, Connor P (2002). An analysis of economic regulation and its effects on the deployment of DG - the UK as a case study. EU SUSTELNET project,  EU.
Mitchell C (2001). Photovoltaic (PV) Government-Industry Group, Final report. DTI,  UK, DTI.
Mitchell C (2001). Report of the Embedded Generation Working Group (one of six lead writers). DTI/DETR/OFGEM,  UK, DTI/DETR/OFGEM.
Schaeffer GJ, Boots MGT, Anderson C, Mitchell C, Timpe M, Cames (2000). Options for Design of Tradable Green Certificate Systems. Author URL.
Mitchell C, Anderson T (2000). The Implications of Tradable Green Certificates. ETSU,Harwell.
Schaeffer GJ, Boots MG, Anderson T, Mitchell C, Timpe C, Cames M (2000). The Implications of Tradable Green Certificates for the Deployment of Renewable Electricity. ECN, ECN.

Publications by year


In Press

Kitzing L, Fitch-Roy OWF, Islam M, Mitchell C (In Press). An evolving risk perspective for policy instrument choice in sustainability transitions. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions Abstract.  Full text.
Hoolohan C, Larkin A, McLachlan C, Falconer R, Soutar I, Suckling J, Varga L, Haltas I, Druckman A, Lumbroso D, et al (In Press). Engaging stakeholders in research to address water-energy-food (WEF) nexus challenges. Sustainability Science Full text.
Mitchell CHC (In Press). Getting our act together.  Author URL.
Mitchell CHC (In Press). On Reflection: We must not recreate the wrong market model.  Author URL.
Fitch-Roy OWF, Benson D, Mitchell C (In Press). Wipeout? Entrepreneurship, policy interaction and the EU’s 2030 renewable energy target. Journal of European Integration / Revue d'Intégration Européenne Full text.

2019

Lockwood M, Mitchell C, Hoggett R (2019). Energy governance in the UK. In Knodt M, Kemmerzell J (Eds.) The Handbook of Energy Governance in Europe, Springer VS. Abstract.

2018

(2018). Towards pragmatic narratives of societal engagement in the UK energy system. Energy Research and Social Science, 35, 132-139. Abstract.  Full text.

2017

Woodman B, ragwitz M, ordonez J, Mitchell C (2017). Economic and Non-Economic Barriers and Drivers for the Uptake of Renewables.  Abstract.  Full text.
Mitchell CHC, Lockwood M, Hoggett RD, Kuzemko C (2017). GB Energy Governance for Innovation, Sustainability and Affordability. Energy Governance: New ideas, new institutions, new people. 28th - 28th Nov 2017. Full text.
Mitchell CHC, Lockwood M, Hoggett RD (2017). GB Energy Governance for Innovation, Sustainability and Affordability: an institutional framework. Center for Design, Innovation, and Sustainable Transition. 23rd - 23rd Nov 2017. Full text.
Lockwood M, Kuzemko C, Mitchell C, Hoggett R (2017). Historical institutionalism and the politics of sustainable energy transitions: a research agenda. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 35, 312-333. Full text.
Mitchell C, Benson D, Lockwood M (2017). Negotiating the EU’s 2030 climate and energy framework: agendas, ideas and European interest groups.  Abstract.
Kuzemko C, Mitchell C, Lockwood M, Hoggett R (2017). Policies, politics and demand side innovations: the untold story of Germany's energy transition. Energy Research and Social Science, 28, 58-67. Abstract.  Full text.
Mitchell CHC, Hoggett RD, Woodman B (2017). Submission: BEIS/Ofgem – Smart, Flexible Energy System – a call for evidence.  Author URL.  Full text.
Mitchell C, Hoggett RD, Lockwood M (2017). Submission: National Infrastructure Assessment Call for Evidence.  Author URL.  Full text.
Lockwood M, Mitchell C, Hoggett R, Kuzemko C (2017). The governance of industry rules and energy system innovation: the case of codes in Great Britain. Utilities Policy Full text.

2016

Woodman B, Soutair I, Mitchell C (2016). ENVIRONMENTAL AUDIT COMMITTEE INQUIRY INTO SUSTAINABILITY AND HM TREASURY.
Mitchell CHC (2016). Exploring German governance issues – informed by GB and US experiences.  Abstract.  Author URL.
Mitchell C (2016). From local to global value: the transformational nature of community energy.  Abstract.  Author URL.
Mitchell C, Lockwood M, Hoggett RD, Kuzemko C (2016). Governing for Innovation Without Disruption in Energy Systems. Innovation and Disruption – the energy sector in transition. 21st - 22nd Sep 2016. Full text.
Kuzemko C, Lockwood M, Mitchell C, Hoggett R (2016). Governing for sustainable energy system change: Politics, contexts and contingency. Energy Research & Social Science, 12, 96-105. Full text.
Mitchell CHC (2016). Innovation and Energy Governance – lessons to be learned from New York State?.  Abstract.  Author URL.
Lockwood M, Mitchell CHC, Hoggett RD, Kuzemko C (2016). Innovation and the governance of energy industry codes. BIEE 2016, Innovation and Disruption – the energy sector in transition. 21st - 22nd Sep 2016. Abstract.  Full text.
Mitchell C (2016). Momentum is increasing towards a flexible electricity system based on renewables. Nature Energy, 1(2), 15030-15030. Full text.
Mitchell CHC (2016). National Infrastructure Commission call for Evidence.  Author URL.
Mitchell C (2016). Policy dialogue on the assessment and convergence of renewable energy policy in EU member states. Energy & Environment, 27(1), 3-4. Full text.
Mitchell CHC (2016). The Future of the Electricity Utilities Project.  Abstract.  Author URL.

2015

Mitchell CHC, Lockwood M, Hoggett R (2015). CMA Code Governance: info request to industry participants.  Author URL.
Mitchell CHC, Hoggett R, Lockwood M, Kuzemko C (2015). Codes Governance and Reform Discussion Paper.  Author URL.  Full text.
Mitchell C, Woodman B, Kuzemko C, hoggett R (2015). Comments on the CMA Energy Market Investigation. –. Updated Issues Statement.
Mitchell C, Woodman B, lockwood M, Britton J, Kuzemko C, Hoggett R (2015). Comments on the CMA Energy Market Investigation: Provisional Findings and. Poss ible Remedies.
Mitchell C (2015). Designing energy policy under uncertainty. Nature Climate Change, 5(6), 517-518.
Mitchell CHC (2015). Electricity Markets and their Regulatory Systems for a Sustainable Future. In Ekins P, Bradshaw M, Watson J (Eds.) Global Energy Issues, Potentials, and Policy Implications, Oxford University Press, USA. Abstract.
Mitchell CHC (2015). Energy Policy – a global move to renewables and energy efficiency.  Abstract.  Author URL.
Mitchell CHC (2015). Energy System of the Future.  Abstract.  Author URL.
Mitchell CHC (2015). From ‘dirty’ energy to sustainable energy: UK Energy Policy and the role of community energy.  Abstract.  Author URL.
Mitchell CHC (2015). GB Energy Policy – constraints and opportunities.  Abstract.  Author URL.
Mitchell CHC (2015). Governance and transition to a sustainable energy system: how institutions, rules and incentives in Great Britain support the current system and undermine change.  Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Kern F, Kuzemko C, Mitchell CHC (2015). How and Why Do Policy Paradigms Change; and Does it Matter? the Case of UK Energy Policy. In  (Ed) Policy Paradigms in Theory and Practice. Discourses, Ideas and Anomalies in Public Policy Dynamics, Peter Lang.
Lockwood M, Mitchell C, Kuzemko C, Hoggett R (2015). Innovation and energy industry codes in Great Britain - EPG Working Paper: 1508.  Abstract.  Author URL.
Mitchell CHC (2015). International comparisons of governance & innovation.  Abstract.  Author URL.
Mitchell C, Woodman B, Kuzemko C, Hoggett R (2015). Public Value Energy Governance.  Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Mitchell CHC (2015). Renewables – how far can we go?.  Abstract.  Author URL.
Woodman B, mitchell C, lowes R, Dutton J, Hoggett R, Steward T, Lockwood M, Kuzemko C (2015). Submission from Energy Policy Group to House of Commons Energy and Climate Change inquiry on ECC priorities for holding Government to account.  Abstract.
Mitchell CHC (2015). The IGov Project.  Abstract.  Author URL.
Mitchell C, Kuzemko C, Hoggett R, Lockwood M (2015). The IGov Project.  Abstract.  Author URL.
Mitchell CHC (2015). The State of the Power Sector in Europe.  Abstract.  Author URL.
Mitchell CHC (2015). Tomorrow’s Utilities – what future?.  Abstract.  Author URL.

2014

Kitzing L, Mitchell CHC (2014). Achieving energy transitions: Which RES policies are best applied when? Reducing risk and creating an enabling environment. THE ENERGY TRANSITIONS CONFERENCE. 2nd - 4th Mar 2014. Author URL.
Mitchell CHC (2014). Change and Inertia in the UK Energy System – getting our institutions and governance right.  Abstract.  Author URL.
Halsnaes K, Garg A, Christensen J, Føyn HY, Karavai M, La Rovere E, Bramley M, Zhu X, Mitchell C, Roy J, et al (2014). Climate change mitigation policy paradigms-national objectives and alignments. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 19(1), 45-71.
Mitchell CHC, Lockwood M, Hoggett RD, Kuzemko C (2014). Current Rules and Incentives in the Energy System and Emerging Governance Themes. Progressive Energy Governance. 15th - 15th May 2014. Author URL.
Woodman B, mitchell C, Lockwood M, Kuzemko C (2014). EPG submission to Strategy and Policy Statement: a consultation on the Draft Statement.
Mitchell CHC (2014). Evidence to Energy and Climate Change Select Committee for Inquiry on Electricity Demand-Side Measures.  Author URL.
Hoggett R, Lockwood M, Mitchell CHC, Steward T (2014). Evidence to Energy and Climate Change Select Committee for Inquiry on Electricity Demand-Side Measures.  Author URL.
Mitchell CHC (2014). Future energy markets and networks in the UK and European Union., UKERC. Author URL.
Mitchell CHC (2014). GB Energy Policy Overview.  Author URL.
Mitchell CHC, Froggatt A, Hoggett R (2014). Governance and disruptive energy system change.  Abstract.  Author URL.
Mitchell CHC (2014). Governance and disruptive energy system change.  Abstract.  Author URL.
Mitchell CHC (2014). Governance and disruptive energy systems. International Workshop on Incumbent-Challenger Interactions in Energy Transitions. 22nd Sep 2014 - 23rd Sep 2104. Author URL.  Full text.
Mitchell CHC (2014). Innovation, Governance and Affordability for a Sustainable and Secure Economy.  Author URL.
Mitchell CHC (2014). Innovation, Governance and Affordability for a Sustainable and Secure Economy.  Abstract.  Author URL.
Mitchell CHC (2014). Introduction to IGov Progressive Energy Governance Conference. Progressive Energy Governance. 15th - 15th May 2014. Author URL.
Souter I, Mitchell CHC (2014). Is small beautiful (and how beautiful)? Understanding the role of community energy within the wider UK energy system. Norwich Conference on Earth Systems Governance. 1st - 3rd Jul 2014. Author URL.
Kern F, Kuzemko C, Mitchell CHC (2014). Measuring and explaining paradigm change: the case of UK energy policy. Policy and Politics: an international journal, 42(4), 513-531. Full text.
Mitchell CHC, multiple A (2014). National and Sub-National Policies and Institutions. In Edenhofer O (Ed) IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, Working Group 3, Cambridge University Press.
Mitchell CHC, Woodman B, Lockwood M, Fitch-Roy O, Steward T, Hoggett R (2014). Submission to CMA energy market investigation.  Author URL.
Mitchell CHC (2014). Submission to CMA energy market investigation.  Author URL.
Mitchell CHC (2014). Submission to DECC Consultation on the draft Strategy and Policy Statement.  Author URL.
Woodman B, Mitchell CHC, Lockwood M, Kuzemko C, Hoggett R (2014). Submission to DECC Consultation on the draft Strategy and Policy Statement.  Author URL.
Lowes R, Britton J, Kuzemko C, Lockwood M, Mitchell CHC, Steward T, Woodman B (2014). Submission to Energy and Climate Change Select Committee on Fuelling the debate: successes and future challenges.  Author URL.
Hoggett RD, Bolton R, Candelise C, Kern F, Mitchell CHC (2014). Supply chains and energy security in a low carbon transition. Applied Energy, 123, 292-295. Author URL.
(2014). Supply chains and energy security in a low carbon transition. Applied Energy, 123, 292-295.
Mitchell CHC (2014). Transformational Climate Science: the challenge of mitigation – the outcomes of the Working Group III (public event). Transformational Climate Science. 15th - 16th May 2014. Author URL.  Full text.
mitchell C, Woodman B, lockwood M, Fitch-Roy O, Steward T, Hoggett R (2014). University of Exeter Energy Policy Group response to the Energy Market Investigation Statement of Issues, submission to the Competition and Markets Authority.
Mitchell CHC (2014). WG II and policy for climate change. the Transformational Climate Science. 15th - 16th May 2014. Author URL.  Full text.

2013

Mitchell CHC (2013). Book Review of Dieter Helm's the Carbon Crunch: How we're getting climate change wrong - and how to fix it. Juncture, 19, 266-267. Author URL.
Mitchell C, Watson J, Britton J (2013). Energy Security Policy in Britain: Markets, Complexity and Challenges. In Mitchell C, Watson J, Britton J (Eds.) New Challenges in Energy Security the UK in a Multipolar World, Palgrave Macmillan, 68-91.  Abstract.
Mitchell C, Watson J, Whiting J (eds)(2013). Energy Security in a Multipolar World. UK, Palgrave MacMillan.
Piria R, Lorenzoni A, Mitchell CHC, Timpe C, Klessmann C, Resch G, Groscurth H, Neuhoff K, Ragwitz M, Gonzalez P, et al (2013). Ensuring renewable electricity investments: 14 policy principles for a post-2020 perspective.
Mitchell CHC, Watson J (2013). Introduction: Conceptualising Energy Security. In Mitchell CHC, Watson J, Whiting J (Eds.) New Challenges in Energy Security: the UK in a Multipolar World, Palgrave Macmillan, UK: Palgrave MacMillan.
Mitchell CHC, Watson J (2013). New Challenges in Energy Security: the UK in a Multipolar World - Conclusions and Recommendations. In Mitchell C, Watson J, Whiting J (Eds.) New Challenges in Energy Secuirty: the UK in a Multipolar World, Palgrave MacMillan.
Lockwood M, Kuzemko C, Mitchell CHC, Hoggett R (2013). Theorising governance and innovation in sustainable energy transitions.  Abstract.  Author URL.

2012

Halsnaes, K, Garg A, Christensen J, Foyn, HY, Karavai M, La Rovere E, Bramley M, Zhu X, Mitchell C, Roy J, et al (2012). Climate change mitigation policy paradigms-national objectives and alignments. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 1-27.
Mitchell C (2012). Designing and Creating my Low Carbon Home. In Herring H (Ed) Living in a Low-carbon Society in 2050, Palgrave MacMillan.
Kitzing L, Morthorst PE, Mitchell C (2012). Renewable energy policies in Europe: Converging or diverging?. Energy Policy, 51, 192-201.
Froggatt A, Mitchell CHC, Managi S (2012). Reset or Restart? the Impact of Fukishima on the Japanese and German Energy Sectors. Author URL.
Mitchell CHC, Woodman B (2012). Written Evidence to the Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of Draft Energy Bill.

2011

Hoggett R, Judith Ward, Mitchell CHC (2011). Heat in Homes: customer choice on fuel and technologies.
Woodman B, Mitchell C (2011). Learning from experience? the development of the Renewables Obligation in England and Wales 2002-2010. ENERG POLICY, 39(7), 3914-3921. Abstract.
Mitchell CHC (2011). Nuclear Power is the reason for the New Energy Reguations.
Mitchell CHC, Swain J, Pokharel GR, Kammen D, Wang Z, Fifita S, Jaccard M, Langniss O, Lucas H, Nadai A, et al (2011). Policy, Financing and Implementation. In Edenhofer O, Pichs-Madruga R, Sokona Y, Seyboth K, Matschoss P, Kadner S, Zwickel T, Eickemeier P, Hansen G, Schlömer S (Eds.) IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Author URL.
Baker PE, Mitchell CHC, Woodman B (2011). Project TransmiT: Academic Review of Transmission Charging Arrangements. Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (OFGEM), Univerisity of Exeter. Author URL.
Turkenburg W, Arent D, Bertani R, Faaji A, Hand M, Krewitt W, Larson E, Lund J, Mehos M, Merrigan T, et al (2011). Renewable Energy. In Johansson T (Ed) Global Energy Assessment, Cambridge University Press.
Mitchell CHC, Woodman B, Baker P, Aldridge J (2011). Response to the Electricity Market Reform Consultation.  Author URL.
Mitchell CHC (2011). Should Nuclear Play a Bigger Part in the Future Energy Mix and can it Attract Investment in a Competitive Market. The House, 36(1387), 39-39.
Edenhofer O, Pichs-Madruga R, Sokona Y, Seyboth K, Arvizu D, Bruckner T, Christensen J, Chum H, Devernay JM, Faaij A, et al (eds)(2011). Summary for Policy Makers: IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation. Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA, Cambridge University Press. Author URL.
Bruckner T, Edenhofer O, Estefen S, Faaij A, Fischedick M, Hiriart G, Hohmeyer O, Hollands KGT, Huckerby J, Kadner S, et al (2011). Technical Summary : IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation. In Edenhofer O, Pichs-Madruga R, Sokona Y, Seyboth K, Matschoss P, Kadner S, Zwickel T, Eickemeier P, Hansen G, Schlömer S (Eds.) , Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press.
Hoggett R, Mitchell CHC, Woodman B, Baker PE (2011). The Key Energy Policy Issues for Energy Security in the UK: Summary Report. Energy Policy Group, Univerisity of Exeter. Author URL.

2010

Reid G, Patt J, Schellenkens G, Mitchell CHC, Battaglini A (2010). A Global Renewables Investment Plan, Scaling up investments in renewable energy technologies (Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference).
Mitchell C (2010). Forging European Responses to the Challenge of Climate Change and Energy Resource Supply. In  (Ed) International Science and Technology Cooperation in a Globalised World: the External Dimension of the European Research Area, Edward Elgar Publishers.
Baker P, Mitchell C, Woodman B (2010). Network Regulation and an Electricity Market for a Low Carbon Future. UKERC,  UKERC, UKERC.
Mitchell C, Woodman B (2010). Regulation & Sustainable Energy Systems. In Cave M, Baldwin R, Lodge M (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Regulation, Oxford Univ Pr. Abstract.
Mitchell C, Woodman B (2010). Regulation and sustainable energy systems. In baldwin R, Cave M, Lodge M (Eds.) Oxford Handbook of Regulation, Oxford University Press, 572-589.
Mitchell C (2010). The Political Economy of Sustainable Energy., Palgrave MacMillan. Abstract.
Mitchell CHC (2010). The Political Economy of Sustainable Energy., Palgrave MacMillan.
Mitchell C, Woodman B, Aldridge J (2010). The development of renewable energy policy in the UK. In  (Ed) EU ENERGY LAW, Renewable energy in the European Union, Part II, National Renewable Energy Support schemes and policies, Claeys & Casteels BVBA publishing house.
Mitchell C, Woodman B (2010). Towards trust in Regulation - Moving to a Public Value Regulation. Energy Policy, 38, 2644-2651.
Mitchell CHC (2010). UK must shake off the dominance of the energy giants.
Baker P, Chaudry M, Mitchell CHC, Woodman B, Jenkins N, Strbac G, Hardy J (2010). UKERC Response to the PRASEG inquiry, Renewables and the Grid: Access & Management.

2009

Jacobsson S, Bergek A, Finon D, Lauber V, Mitchell C, Toke D, Verbruggen A (2009). EU Renewable Energy Support Policy: Faith or Fact. Energy Policy, 37(6), 2143-2146. Abstract.
Baker P, Mitchell C, Woodman B (2009). Invited Evidence to the Energy and Climate Change Committee for it's enquiry into the Future of Britains Electricity Networks.  Author URL.
Baker P, Mitchell C, Woodman B (2009). The Extent to Which Economic Regulation Enables the Transition to a Sustainable Electricity System. UKERC, UKERC. Author URL.
Mitchell CHC (2009). These Fossil Fools.

2008

Mitchell C, Woodman B, Connor P (2008). Evidence to the Select Committee on the European Union (Sub-Committee B) Inquiry into the EU’s 20% Renewable Energy Target.

2007

Mitchell C, Woodman B (2007). Risk, Economics & Nuclear Power. In Elliott D (Ed) Nuclear or Not? Does Nuclear Power have a Place in a Sustainable Energy Future, UK: Palgrave, 149-167.  Author URL.
Mitchell C (2007). The Political Economy of Sustainable Energy. UK, Palgrave.

2006

Woodman B, Mitchell C (2006). Caution Needed on Carbon Contracts. Power UK, 33-34.
Mitchell C, Bauknecht D, Connor PM (2006). Effectiveness through risk reduction: a comparison of the renewable obligation in England and Wales and the feed-in system in Germany. Energy Policy, 34(3), 297-305.
Mitchell CHC (2006). Evidence to House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee Enquiry into Keeping the Lights on: Nuclear, Renewables and Climate Change.
Mitchell CHC, Woodman B (2006). New Nuclear Power; Implications for a sustainable energy system., Warwick Business School & Green Alliance.
Mitchell C, Woodman B (2006). response to the DTI Energy Review Consultation comprising: Dear Energy Review Team Letter; answer to Question 1 – How to increase installed renewable energy capacity in the UK; answer to Question 2 – Regulation and infrastructure change; answer to Question 3 – New Nuclear Power: implications for a sustainable energy system.

2005

Mitchell C, Woodman B (2005). Can the UK get Back on Track. Energy Solutions, 44-45.
Mitchell CHC, Woodman B (2005). Can the UK get Back on Track?. Energy Solutions, 44-45.
Froggatt A, Woodman B, Mitchell C (2005). Current Status of UK Offshore Wind. European Commission FAVORES project,.
Mitchell C, Woodman B (2005). Response to Defra Review of the Climate Change Programme.
Mitchell C, Woodman B (2005). Too Little Too Late. The Utilities Journal, 36-37.
Mitchell C, Woodman B (2005). response to DTI Consultation on Microgeneration.

2004

Mitchell C, Connor P (2004). A Regulatory Roadmap for the UK: Road Map for Transition of the Regulatory Framework. of the UK Electricity Supply System. EU SUSTELNET project,  UK. Author URL.
Wu X, Jenkins N, Strbac G, Watson WJ, Mitchell C (2004). Integrating Renewables and CHP into the UK Electricity System, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change. Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research,  UK, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.
Mitchell C, Connor PM (2004). Renewable Energy Policy in the UK 1990-2003. Energy Policy, 32(17), 1935-1947.
Mitchell CHC (2004). Special Edition: Energy Policy for a Sustainable Future. Energy Policy, 17, 1887-1889.
Mitchell C, Woodman B (2004). The Burning Question – is the UK on course for a low carbon economy. UK, IPPR Press.

2003

Mitchell CHC (2003). Aligning Economic Instruments in UK's Waste Strategy for a Sustainable Future.
Mitchell C (2003). Local, Regional and National Issues - Planning Policy for a Sustainable Future, Renewable Energy Planning Panel. UK. Author URL.
Mitchell C, Watson J (2003). Response to Ofgem’s Structure of Electricity Distribution Changes: Initial Conclusions.
Mitchell C (2003). Response to Open Letter from C McCarthy to DNOs and Electricity Distribution Losses.
Mitchell C (2003). System Change for a Sustainable Energy Future. Power Economics, 7(1), 19-22.
Mitchell C (2003). The Evolving Relationship Bewtween Liberalisation, the Regulator, and Renewable Energy Development, 1990-2002. In l'énergie UDGCUDDPD, Lachal B, Romero F (Eds.) L'énergie, controverses et perspectives, University of Geneva Press, 299-306.
Mitchell CHC (2003). The evolving relationship between liberalisation, the regulator, and renewable energy development, 1990-2002. In Lachel B, Romerio F (Eds.) , University of Geneva Press, 299-306.
Mitchell C (2003). response to Ofgem’s Innovation and Registered Power Zone Discussion Document.

2002

Mitchell C, Connor P (2002). A Review of Four European Regulatory Systems and their Impact on the Deployment of Distributed Generation. EU SUSTELNET project,  EU.
Mitchell C, Connor P (2002). An analysis of economic regulation and its effects on the deployment of DG - the UK as a case study. EU SUSTELNET project,  EU.
Mitchell C (2002). Fin du liberalisme anglais pur et dur. Les Cahiers de l’electricite(50), 2-3.
Team CMAPOPIUE (2002). Minutes of Evidence to House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee on Sustainable Energy.
Mitchell C (2002). Minutes of Evidence to House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee on Sustainable Energy on 24 April 2002 as part of PIU Energy Review team.
Mitchell CHC, White A (2002). Network Issues, Energy Advisory Panel. In  (Ed) .
Mitchell C (2002). Response to Ofgems Structure of Electricity Distribution: price controls, incentives and connection charging.
Mitchell C (2002). Response to Ofgem’s Consultation on Distributed Generation: price controls, incentives and connection charging. Further discussion, recommendations and future action.
Mitchell CHC (2002). The Barriers to Renewable Energy and CHP, for Energy Advisory Panel.
Mitchell C (2002). The Implications of the Energy Review for Renewable Energy. Renew (The Journal of the DTIs Renewable Energy Programme)
Mitchell CHC, Hartley N, Aldridge S, Armstrong S, Brereton A, Chapman J, Coates I, Corsellis E, Eyre N, Gross R, et al (2002). The energy review.
Mitchell C (2002). Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, 2002, Response to Ofgem’s Update Document on. Distributed Generation: price controls, incentives and connection charging.

2001

Mitchell C (2001). Photovoltaic (PV) Government-Industry Group, Final report. DTI,  UK, DTI.
Mitchell C (2001). Renewable Energy Policy - nicely ambitious? or overly optimistic?. Parliament Today
Mitchell C (2001). Report of the Embedded Generation Working Group (one of six lead writers). DTI/DETR/OFGEM,  UK, DTI/DETR/OFGEM.
Mitchell CHC, Laing C (2001). Resource Productivity: Making more with less.

2000

Mitchell CHC (2000). Neutral Regulation - the vital ingredient for a sustainable energy future. Energy and Environment, 11(4), 377-390.
Schaeffer GJ, Boots MGT, Anderson C, Mitchell C, Timpe M, Cames (2000). Options for Design of Tradable Green Certificate Systems. Author URL.
Mitchell CHC (2000). Removing Barriers to Sustainable Energy from Regulation of Liberalised Energy Markets-the UK as a Case Study. Reconciling a Sustainable Energy Future with the Liberalisation and Privatisation of the European Energy Market. 27th - 28th Oct 2000.
Mitchell CHC (2000). Renewables in the UK - How are we doing?. In MacKerron G, Pearson P (Eds.) International Energy Experience: Markets, Regulation and the Envrionment, 205-217.
Mitchell CHC (2000). Response to OFGEM's Environmental Action Plan - a discussion paper.
Mitchell C (2000). The England and Wales non-fossil fuel obligation: History and lessons. ANNUAL REVIEW OF ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, 25, 285-312. Author URL.
Mitchell C, Anderson T (2000). The Implications of Tradable Green Certificates. ETSU,Harwell.
Schaeffer GJ, Boots MG, Anderson T, Mitchell C, Timpe C, Cames M (2000). The Implications of Tradable Green Certificates for the Deployment of Renewable Electricity. ECN, ECN.
Mitchell C (2000). Tradable Green Certificates. Utilities Journal, 40-41.
Mitchell CHC, Anderson T (2000). Tradable Green Certificates. International Journal of Ambient Energy, 21(3).

1997

Brower M, Thomas S, Mitchell C (1997). Lessons from the British restructuring experience. The Electricity Journal, 10(3), 40-51.

1996

Mitchell C (1996). Future Support of Renewable Energy in the UK - Options and Merits. Energy and Environment, 7, 267-284.
Mitchell C (1996). The UK's Renewable Non-Fossil Fuel Obligation - Results and Lessons. Economia Delle Fonti Di Energia e Dell'ambiente, 45-77.

1995

Mitchell CHC (1995). A comparison of the means and cost of subsidising wind energy. Journal of power and energy(209), 185-188.
Mitchell CHC (1995). The Renewable NFFO - a review. Energy Policy, 23(12), 1077-1091.

1993

Mitchell CHC (1993). Methane Emissions from the Coal and Natural Gas Industries in the UK. Chemosphere, 26(1-4), 441-446.
Mitchell C, Cleveland C (1993). Resource Scarcity, Energy Use and Environmental Impact: a case study of the New Bedford Fisheries. Journal of Environmental Management, 17(3), 305-318.

1991

Mitchell CHC (1991). Coal Bed Methane in the UK. Energy Policy, 9(9), 849-854.

1990

Mitchell CHC, Sweet J, Jackson T (1990). A study of leakage from the UK Natural Gas Distribution System. Energy Policy, 18(9), 809-818.

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External Engagment and Impact

Committee/panel activities

Member, ESO RIIO-2 Stakeholder Group, July 2018 onwards.

Member, Prospering the Energy Revolution Advisory Group, UKRI-Innovate UK, October 2018 onwards

Member, Challenge Panel for National Infrastructure Commission Regulatory Review, 2018-2019

Member, Advisory Board WinWind, EC Project, 2018 onwards.

Member, Ofgem Design Advisory Board for Electricity Settlement Reform, Oct 2017 onwards

CLA, Chapter 13, Policies and Institutions, WG3, IPCC AR6, April 2018 onwards

Visiting Professor, Energy Systems Analysis Group, DTU, Copenhagen, Autumn 2018.

Guest Professor, Danish Technical University Systems Analysis team, October –December 2017.

Private Briefing to BEIS Select Committee on Energy Prices, October 2017.

Keynote Speaker, Ofgem (GB Energy Regulator) Energy Systems Division 2017 Away Day.

Member, Advisory Board of I-REMB – Innovative rem-making of markets and business models in a renewable energy system based on wind power (a Danish funded project with PI Peter Karnoe), 2016 onwards.  

Member,  Nature Energy Editorial Advisory Panel in Social Science and Policy 2015 onwards

Advisory Board Member of the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit

EPSRC Established Career Fellowship, Innovation and Governance 1 and 2, 2012-2019

Chair, The Regulatory Assistance Project, Montpelier, Vermont

Advisory Group Member of Smart Energy for Europe Platform, examining the post-2020 framework for investments in renewable generation in Europe

Lead Author of Chapter 15 National and Sub-National Policies and Institutions of the IPCC’s WG3 AR5 Report on Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change , forthcoming 2011-2014

Co-ordinating Lead Author of the Policy, Financing & Implementation Chapter of the IPCC (Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change) Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation 2008-2010

Lead Analyst of sub-Chapter 13 (Policy) of Chapter 11 (Renewable Energy) of the Global Energy Assessment undertaken through the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) 2008-2010

Responsible for policy and regulation in supply theme, UK Energy Research Centre Phase 1 and 2 ( 2004-2009, 2009-2014)

Chairperson of the BIEE (2010); Vice Chair (2009)

Member of Balancing & Settlement Code Panel, 2008 - 2010

Principle Investigator, Energy Security in a Multi-Polar World 2009-2013 (Interdisciplinary research cluster involving energy policy, international relations and supply chain analysis to analyse the various temporal and dimensional aspects of energy security)

Member of Advisory Board for BRITE (Bristol Technologies for the Environment)

Member of the IPCC scoping meeting on Renewable Energy Sources, January 2008, German

Strategy Advisor to the IEA Renewable Energy Technology Deployment Integrating Agreement, 2007

International Advisor to New Zealand Government Energy Review, October 2006-March 2007

Member, Advisory Board for Sustainable Development Commission Inquiry into Ofgem, the Energy Regulator, 2006-2007

Principle Investigator, Policy and Regulatory Resource for the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Project (a Public-Private partnership, launched by the United Kingdom along with other partners at the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development in August 2002)

Member, Scientific Advisory Panel, Towards a Sustainable Energy Future, Research Councils UK, 2003-2006

Member, Scientific Advisory Panel of the Centre for Analysis of Society and Environment at Risoe National Laboratory, Denmark, 2003-2006

Chairperson, 2003, GB Renewable Energy Planning Panel (report published November 2003)

Member, UK Government’s Energy Advisory Panel, 1998-2003, two terms

Member, Performance and Innovation Unit Energy Review Team, Cabinet Office, 2001-2 and Member, Resource Productivity Team, Cabinet Office, 2001

Member, DTI/DETR/OFGEM Working Group on Embedded Generation, March 2000 – February 2001

Member, DTI Working Group on Photovoltaics, October- December 2000

Non-Executive Director, Renewable Energy Association, 2002-7

Member, Advisory Board of Centre for Sustainable Energy, Bristol, UK, 2002 (ongoing)

Specialist Advisor to the Welsh Affairs Select Committee Enquiry into Wind Energy, 1994 – 1995

Teaching

Catherine Mitchell has taught extensively on both postgraduate and undergraduate courses within the Geography School of the University of Exeter as well as contributing to other programmes at other institutions as a visiting lecturer. She covers topics such as energy policy, the low carbon economy, climate change, energy demand, energy security and energy economics.

Catherine acts as examiner for external PhD students as well as a first or second supervisor for internal PhDs students. Please see her group page for information.

In the Spring Term of 2017-2018 she will be team-teaching GEOM 238 Introduction to Energy Policy and GEO3409B Energy Policies for a Low Carbon Economy

Modules

2018/19

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Supervision / Group

Postdoctoral researchers

Postgraduate researchers

Alumni

  • Joseph Dutton
  • Lena Kitzing
  • Thomas Steward
  • Heinke Thies

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