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 Matthew Lockwood

Matthew Lockwood

Senior Research Fellow, Energy Policy Group

 Tremough House MG04

 

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

Overview

Previously Head of Climate Change at the Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, and Associate Director of Energy, Climate Change and Transport at the Institute for Public Policy Research.

Broad research specialisms:

  • Political economy of energy transitions
  • Politics of climate policy

Qualifications

BA University of Oxford, MPhil (Econ) University of Oxford, DPhil University of Oxford

 

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Research

Research interests

  • Political economy of energy transitions
  • Politics of climate policy

Research projects

Innovation, Governance and Affordability for a Sustainable and Secure Economy (IGov) (2012-2016) - for more details see: http://projects.exeter.ac.uk/igov/about/about-igov/

Innovation and Governance for Future Energy Systems (IGov2) (2016-2019)
IGov showed 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.

Through IGov, seven issues emerged about the scale, speed and scope of changes in energy practices by new actors around the world:

  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 co-ordinated but increasingly decentralised energy system; and some changes appears to have their own momentum
  4. concerns about possible disruption, either physical 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.

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Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


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.
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, 47, 41-49. Full text.
Lockwood M (2016). Creating protective space for innovation in electricity distribution networks in Great Britain: the politics of institutional change. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 18, 111-127.
Lockwood M (2016). The UK's Levy Control Framework for renewable electricity support: Effects and significance. Energy Policy, 97, 193-201.
Lockwood M (2013). The political sustainability of climate policy: the case of the UK Climate Change Act. Global Environmental Change, 23(5), 1339-1348. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lockwood M (2011). Does the framing of climate policies make a difference to public support? Evidence from marginal constituencies in the UK. Climate Policy, 11(4), 1097-1112. Abstract.  Author URL.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Lockwood M, Froggatt A (In Press). Energy supply and decarbonisation in post-Brexit Britain: Politics and policy. Political Quarterly
Lockwood M (2018). Right-wing populism and the climate change agenda: exploring the linkages. Environmental Politics, 27(4), 712-732. Abstract.  Full text.
Roberts C, Geels FW, Lockwood M, Newell P, Schmitz H, Turnheim B, Jordan A (2018). The politics of accelerating low-carbon transitions: Towards a new research agenda. Energy Research and Social Science, 44, 304-311. 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.
Dutton J, Lockwood M (2017). Ideas, institutions and interests in the politics of cross-border electricity interconnection: Greenlink, Britain and Ireland. Energy Policy, 105, 375-385. 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.
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, 47, 41-49. Full text.
Lockwood M, Froggatt A, Wright G, Dutton J (2017). The implications of Brexit for the electricity sector in Great Britain: Trade-offs between market integration and policy influence. Energy Policy, 110, 137-143. Abstract.
Lockwood M (2016). Creating protective space for innovation in electricity distribution networks in Great Britain: the politics of institutional change. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 18, 111-127.
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.
Lockwood M (2016). The UK's Levy Control Framework for renewable electricity support: Effects and significance. Energy Policy, 97, 193-201.
Lockwood M (2015). Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform, Rent Management and Political Fragmentation in Developing Countries. New Political Economy, 20(4), 475-494. Abstract.
Lockwood M (2015). Stern 2.0? the report of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. Political Quarterly, 86(1), 146-151.
Lockwood M (2014). Environmental politics in a cold climate. Juncture, 21(1), 89-96. Author URL.
Lockwood M (2013). Paying for climate policy: the case for long-term public borrowing. Juncture Author URL.
Lockwood M (2013). The political sustainability of climate policy: the case of the UK Climate Change Act. Global Environmental Change, 23(5), 1339-1348. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lockwood M (2013). What can climate adaptation policy in sub-Saharan Africa learn from research on governance and politics?. Development Policy Review, 31(6), 647-676. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lockwood M (2011). Does the framing of climate policies make a difference to public support? Evidence from marginal constituencies in the UK. Climate Policy, 11(4), 1097-1112. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lockwood M (2010). A tale of two Milibands: from environmental citizenship to a politics of the common good. Political Quarterly, 81(4), 545-553. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lockwood M (2010). The economics of personal carbon trading: a review. Climate Policy, 10(4), 447-461.
Lockwood M, Pendleton A (2009). Escaping climate policy Groundhog Day. Public Policy Review, 159-167.
Lockwood M (2005). Will a Marshall Plan for Africa make poverty history?. Journal of International Development, 17(6), 775-789.
Whitehead A, Lockwood M (1999). Gendering poverty: a review of six World Bank African poverty assessments. Development and Change, 30(3), 525-555. Abstract.
Lockwood M (1997). Reproduction and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. IDS Bulletin, 28(3), 91-100. Abstract.
Lockwood M (1995). Development policy and the African demographic transition: Issues and questions. Journal of International Development, 7(1), 1-23. Abstract.
Lockwood M (1995). Structure and behavior in the social demography of Africa. Population & Development Review, 21(1), 1-32. Abstract.
Lockwood M (1992). Engendering adjustment or adjusting gender? Some new approaches to women and development in Africa. IDS Discussion Paper, 315 Abstract.
Lockwood M (1991). Food Security and Environmental Degradation in Northern Nigeria: Demographic Perspectives. IDS Bulletin, 22(3), 12-21.

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.
Lockwood M (2015). The political dynamics of green transformations: Feedback effects and institutional context. In Leach M, Newell P, Scoones I (Eds.) The Politics of Green Transformations, Routledge. Author URL.
Lockwood M (2013). The political economy of low carbon development. In Urban F, Nordensvard J (Eds.) Low Carbon Development: Key Issues, Earthscan.
Lockwood M (2008). New coal build and the EU emissions trading scheme. In  (Ed) A Last Chance for Coal: Making Carbon Capture and Storage a Reality, London: Green Alliance.

Conferences

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.

Reports

Froggatt A, Wright G, Lockwood M (2017). Staying Connected: Key elements for UK-EU27 energy cooperation after Brexit., Chatham House/University of Exeter/UKERC. Author URL.
Lockwood M, Ekins P (2011). Tackling fuel poverty during the transition to a low carbon economy., Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lockwood M, Lent A (2010). Creative Destruction: Placing innovation at the heart of progressive economics. London, Institute for Public Policy Research.
Lockwood M (2008). After the coal rush: Assessing policy options for coal-fired power generation. London, Institute for Public Policy Research.
Lockwood M, Bird J (2007). 2050 Vision: How the UK can play its part in avoiding dangerous climate change?. London, Institute for Public Policy Research.

Publications by year


In Press

Lockwood M, Froggatt A (In Press). Energy supply and decarbonisation in post-Brexit Britain: Politics and policy. Political Quarterly

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

Lockwood M (2018). Right-wing populism and the climate change agenda: exploring the linkages. Environmental Politics, 27(4), 712-732. Abstract.  Full text.
Roberts C, Geels FW, Lockwood M, Newell P, Schmitz H, Turnheim B, Jordan A (2018). The politics of accelerating low-carbon transitions: Towards a new research agenda. Energy Research and Social Science, 44, 304-311. Abstract.  Full text.

2017

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.
Dutton J, Lockwood M (2017). Ideas, institutions and interests in the politics of cross-border electricity interconnection: Greenlink, Britain and Ireland. Energy Policy, 105, 375-385. 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.
Froggatt A, Wright G, Lockwood M (2017). Staying Connected: Key elements for UK-EU27 energy cooperation after Brexit., Chatham House/University of Exeter/UKERC. Author URL.
Lockwood M (2017). The development of the Capacity Market for electricity in Great Britain - EPG Working Paper 1702.  Abstract.  Author URL.
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, 47, 41-49. Full text.
Lockwood M, Froggatt A, Wright G, Dutton J (2017). The implications of Brexit for the electricity sector in Great Britain: Trade-offs between market integration and policy influence. Energy Policy, 110, 137-143. Abstract.

2016

Lockwood M (2016). Creating protective space for innovation in electricity distribution networks in Great Britain: the politics of institutional change. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 18, 111-127.
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.
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.
Lockwood M (2016). The UK's Levy Control Framework for renewable electricity support: Effects and significance. Energy Policy, 97, 193-201.
Eyre N, Lockwood M (2016). The governance of retail energy market services in the UK: a framework for the future - UKERC Working Paper.  Author URL.

2015

Lockwood M (2015). Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform, Rent Management and Political Fragmentation in Developing Countries. New Political Economy, 20(4), 475-494. Abstract.
Lockwood M, Mitchell C, Kuzemko C, Hoggett R (2015). Innovation and energy industry codes in Great Britain - EPG Working Paper: 1508.  Abstract.  Author URL.
Lockwood M (2015). Stern 2.0? the report of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. Political Quarterly, 86(1), 146-151.
Lockwood M (2015). The Danish system of electricity policy-making and regulation - EPG Working Paper 1504.  Abstract.  Author URL.
Lockwood M (2015). The political dynamics of green transformations: Feedback effects and institutional context. In Leach M, Newell P, Scoones I (Eds.) The Politics of Green Transformations, Routledge. Author URL.

2014

Lockwood M (2014). Energy networks and distributed energy resources in Great Britain - EPG Working Paper 1406.  Abstract.  Author URL.
Lockwood M (2014). Environmental politics in a cold climate. Juncture, 21(1), 89-96. Author URL.
Lockwood M (2014). The political dynamics of green transformations: the roles of policy feedback and institutional context - EPG Working Paper 1403.  Abstract.  Author URL.

2013

Lockwood M (2013). Governance, innovation and the transition to a sustainable energy system: Perspectives from economic theory - EPG Working Paper 1305.  Abstract.  Author URL.
Lockwood M (2013). Paying for climate policy: the case for long-term public borrowing. Juncture Author URL.
Lockwood M (2013). The political economy of low carbon development. In Urban F, Nordensvard J (Eds.) Low Carbon Development: Key Issues, Earthscan.
Lockwood M (2013). The political sustainability of climate policy: the case of the UK Climate Change Act. Global Environmental Change, 23(5), 1339-1348. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lockwood M (2013). The political sustainability of the 2008 Climate Change Act - EPG Working Paper 1302.  Abstract.  Author URL.
Lockwood M, Kuzemko C, Mitchell CHC, Hoggett R (2013). Theorising governance and innovation in sustainable energy transitions.  Abstract.  Author URL.
Lockwood M (2013). What can climate adaptation policy in sub-Saharan Africa learn from research on governance and politics?. Development Policy Review, 31(6), 647-676. Abstract.  Author URL.

2012

Green D, Hale S, Lockwood M (2012). How can a post-2015 agreement drive real change? the political economy of global commitments, Oxfam Discussion Paper.  Author URL.

2011

Lockwood M (2011). Does the framing of climate policies make a difference to public support? Evidence from marginal constituencies in the UK. Climate Policy, 11(4), 1097-1112. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lockwood M, Ekins P (2011). Tackling fuel poverty during the transition to a low carbon economy., Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Abstract.  Author URL.

2010

Lockwood M (2010). A tale of two Milibands: from environmental citizenship to a politics of the common good. Political Quarterly, 81(4), 545-553. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lockwood M, Lent A (2010). Creative Destruction: Placing innovation at the heart of progressive economics. London, Institute for Public Policy Research.
Lockwood M (2010). The economics of personal carbon trading: a review. Climate Policy, 10(4), 447-461.

2009

Lockwood M, Pendleton A (2009). Escaping climate policy Groundhog Day. Public Policy Review, 159-167.

2008

Lockwood M (2008). After the coal rush: Assessing policy options for coal-fired power generation. London, Institute for Public Policy Research.
Lockwood M (2008). New coal build and the EU emissions trading scheme. In  (Ed) A Last Chance for Coal: Making Carbon Capture and Storage a Reality, London: Green Alliance.

2007

Lockwood M, Bird J (2007). 2050 Vision: How the UK can play its part in avoiding dangerous climate change?. London, Institute for Public Policy Research.

2005

Lockwood M (2005). Will a Marshall Plan for Africa make poverty history?. Journal of International Development, 17(6), 775-789.

1999

Whitehead A, Lockwood M (1999). Gendering poverty: a review of six World Bank African poverty assessments. Development and Change, 30(3), 525-555. Abstract.

1997

Lockwood M (1997). Reproduction and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. IDS Bulletin, 28(3), 91-100. Abstract.

1995

Lockwood M (1995). Development policy and the African demographic transition: Issues and questions. Journal of International Development, 7(1), 1-23. Abstract.
Lockwood M (1995). Structure and behavior in the social demography of Africa. Population & Development Review, 21(1), 1-32. Abstract.

1992

Lockwood M (1992). Engendering adjustment or adjusting gender? Some new approaches to women and development in Africa. IDS Discussion Paper, 315 Abstract.

1991

Lockwood M (1991). Food Security and Environmental Degradation in Northern Nigeria: Demographic Perspectives. IDS Bulletin, 22(3), 12-21.

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Postgraduate researchers

  • Oscar Fitch-Roy (second supervisor) - Negotiating European Energy Policy: is austerity an option?
  • Helen Poulter - Disinvestment and Death Spirals – governance issues for future energy systems

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