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Dr Oscar Fitch-Roy

Dr Oscar Fitch-Roy

Senior Research Fellow

 Stella Turk Building 

 

University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, TR10 9FE

Overview

Oscar teaches and researches on the social, organisational and political issues associated with energy system transformation. In particular he is interested in the role that interest groups and other civil society actors play in discussing and shaping energy policy and governance.

At Exeter, Oscar is a member of the Energy Policy Group and the Centre for European Governance. His research is currently funded by an ESRC New Investigator Grant and the European Commission's Horizon 2020 programme.

He is co-editor (with Caroline Kuzemko at Warwick) of the Palgrave Progressive Energy Policy (PEP) book series and a visiting researcher at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute in Oslo, Norway.

Research interests

  • Energy policy
  • Renewable energy
  • Energy politics
  • Interest group politics
  • EU policy
  • Offshore wind energy

Qualifications

  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Diploma in Economics
  • MSc Energy Policy
  • BSc Physics

Links

Research

Research projects

Examining Offshore Wind Institutional Entrepreneurship (ExOE)

ExOE is a three year, ESRC New Investigator Grant to study the role of instituional entrepreneurship in the emergence of offshore wind industries in the UK, Denmark and USA.

Auctions for renewable energy (AURES):

AURES is a European research project on auctions for renewable energy support (RES) in the EU. The general objective of the project is to promote an effective use and efficient implementation of auctions to improve the performance of electricity from renewable energy sources in Europe.

Funding: Horizon 2020

Research grants

  • 2019 ESRC
    Examining Offshore Wind Institutional Entrepreneurship (ExOE)
  • 2018 Horizon 2020
    AURES II: Auctions for Renewable Energy Sources
  • 2014 Horizon 2020
    AURES: Auctions for Renewable Energy Sources

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Kitzing L, Fitch-Roy O, Islam M, Mitchell C (2020). An evolving risk perspective for policy instrument choice in sustainability transitions. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 35, 369-382. Full text.
Demirbilek B, Fitch-Roy O, Benson D, Fairbrass J (2020). Going ‘off script’: the influence of instrument constituencies on the Europeanisation of Turkish water policy. Water Alternatives: an interdisciplinary journal on water, politics and development, 13 Abstract.
Fitch-Roy O, Benson D, Monciardini D (2019). Going around in circles? Conceptual recycling, patching and policy layering in the EU Circular Economy Package. Environmental Politics Abstract.  Full text.
Fitch-Roy O, Fairbrass J, Benson D (2019). Ideas, coalitions and compromise: reinterpreting EU-ETS lobbying through discursive institutionalism. Journal of European Public Policy, 27(1), 82-101. Full text.
Lowes R, Woodman B, Fitch-Roy OWF (2019). Policy change, power and the development of Great Britain's Renewable Heat Incentive. Energy Policy, 131, 410-421. Abstract.  Full text.
Fitch-Roy OWF, Benson D, Woodman B (2019). Policy instrument supply and demand: how the renewable electricity auction took over the world. Politics and Governance, 7 (1) Abstract.  Full text.

Publications by category


Books

Fitch-Roy OWF, Fairbrass J (2018). Negotiating the EU’s 2030 Climate and Energy Framework: Agendas, Ideas and European Interest Groups. Cham, Palgrave. Abstract.

Journal articles

Kitzing L, Fitch-Roy O, Islam M, Mitchell C (2020). An evolving risk perspective for policy instrument choice in sustainability transitions. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 35, 369-382. Full text.
Demirbilek B, Fitch-Roy O, Benson D, Fairbrass J (2020). Going ‘off script’: the influence of instrument constituencies on the Europeanisation of Turkish water policy. Water Alternatives: an interdisciplinary journal on water, politics and development, 13 Abstract.
Kitzing L, Anatolitis V, Fitch-Roy OWF, Klessmann C, Kreiss J, del Rio P, Wigand F, Woodman B (2019). Auctions for Renewable Energy Support: Lessons Learned in the AURES Project. IAEE Energy Forum, 3rd Quarter 2019, 10-14. Abstract.  Full text.
Fitch-Roy O, Benson D, Monciardini D (2019). Going around in circles? Conceptual recycling, patching and policy layering in the EU Circular Economy Package. Environmental Politics Abstract.  Full text.
Fitch-Roy O, Fairbrass J, Benson D (2019). Ideas, coalitions and compromise: reinterpreting EU-ETS lobbying through discursive institutionalism. Journal of European Public Policy, 27(1), 82-101. Full text.
Lowes R, Woodman B, Fitch-Roy OWF (2019). Policy change, power and the development of Great Britain's Renewable Heat Incentive. Energy Policy, 131, 410-421. Abstract.  Full text.
Fitch-Roy OWF, Benson D, Woodman B (2019). Policy instrument supply and demand: how the renewable electricity auction took over the world. Politics and Governance, 7 (1) Abstract.  Full text.
Judson E, Fitch-Roy O, Pownall T, Bray R, Poulter H, Soutar I, Lowes R, Connor P, Britton J, Woodman B, et al (2019). The centre cannot (always) hold: examining pathways towards energy system de-centralisation. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 118 Abstract.  Full text.
Fitch-Roy OWF, Benson D, Mitchell C (2019). Wipeout? Entrepreneurship, policy interaction and the EU’s 2030 renewable energy target. Journal of European Integration / Revue d'Intégration Européenne, 41(1), 87-103. Full text.
Fitch-Roy O (2016). An offshore wind union? Diversity and convergence in European offshore wind governance. Climate Policy, 16(5), 586-605. Abstract.  Full text.
Fitch-Roy O (2010). Securing water for Malé. Geodrilling International(168). Abstract.

Chapters

Connor P, Fitch-Roy OWF (2019). Socio-Economic Challenges for Smart Grid Development. In Erdinc O, Tascikaraoglu A (Eds.) Pathways to a Smarter Power System, London: Academic Press, 397-413.  Abstract.
Fitch-Roy O, Fairbrass J (2018). Analytical Framework. In  (Ed) Negotiating the EU’s 2030 Climate and Energy Framework, Springer International Publishing, 21-32.
Fitch-Roy O, Fairbrass J (2018). Conclusions and Discussion. In  (Ed) Negotiating the EU’s 2030 Climate and Energy Framework, Springer International Publishing, 127-144.
Fitch-Roy O, Fairbrass J (2018). Connecting the Streams. In  (Ed) Negotiating the EU’s 2030 Climate and Energy Framework, Springer International Publishing, 99-125.
Fitch-Roy O, Fairbrass J (2018). Introduction and Context. In  (Ed) Negotiating the EU’s 2030 Climate and Energy Framework, Springer International Publishing, 1-20.
Fitch-Roy O, Fairbrass J (2018). The Policy Stream. In  (Ed) Negotiating the EU’s 2030 Climate and Energy Framework, Springer International Publishing, 57-85.
Fitch-Roy O, Fairbrass J (2018). The Politics Stream. In  (Ed) Negotiating the EU’s 2030 Climate and Energy Framework, Springer International Publishing, 87-97.
Fitch-Roy O, Fairbrass J (2018). The Problem Stream. In  (Ed) Negotiating the EU’s 2030 Climate and Energy Framework, Springer International Publishing, 33-55.

Conferences

Fitch-Roy OWF, Fairbrass J, Woodman B (2019). European Renewable Energy Governance under the Hammer: Interrogating the Rise and Rise of the RES Auction. UACES 2019. 1st - 4th Sep 2019. Abstract.  Full text.
Demirbilek B, Fitch-Roy OWF, Benson D (2019). Going against the flow: how discursive Europeanisation continues to shape Turkish water policy. ECPR Joint Sessions. 8th - 11th Apr 2019. Abstract.
Fairbrass J, Fitch-Roy O, Benson D (2019). The Winding Road to 2030: New Higher Targets for EU Renewables and Energy Efficiency. Where did they come from?. UACES. 1st - 4th Sep 2019. Abstract.
Fitch-Roy OWF, Fairbrass J, Benson D (2018). Strange bedfellows: the role of European interest groups in EU governance. UACES Annual Conference. 2nd - 5th Sep 2018.
Fitch-Roy OWF (2017). Wipeout? Assessing interest group problem surfing in EU energy and climate policy. ECPR General Conference. 6th - 9th Sep 2017. Abstract.
Woodman B, Fitch-Roy O (2016). Renewable energy auctions: best practice design elements. CA-RES II Plenary.
Fitch-Roy OWF (2015). An offshore wind union? Diversity and convergence in European offshore wind governance. the 2020 Strategy Experience: Lessons for Regional Cooperation, EU Governance and Investment. 17th - 17th Jun 2015. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Fitch-Roy O (2013). Rethinking local content requirements. European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition, EWEC 2013. 4th - 7th Feb 2013. Abstract.

Reports

Wigand F, Brückmann R, Jimeno M, von Blücher F, Breitschopf B, Anatolitis V, Kitzing L, Dukan M, del Rio P, Fitch-Roy O, et al (2020). Impact of COVID-19 on Renewable Energy Auctions. European Commission, AURES II. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Woodman B, Fitch-Roy O (2019). Auctions for the support of renewable energy in the UK: updated results and lessons learnt. European Commission.  Full text.
Fitch-Roy O, Connor PM (2018). An overview of renewable energy policy and regulatory considerations in Ouessant and the UEA campus. INTERREG,  Penryn, Cornwall, University of Exeter. Full text.
Matthew GJ, Fitch-Roy O, Connor P, Woodman B (2018). ICE Report T2.1.1 - Smart peripheral territories transitions: Literature review and current status. Full text.
Matthew GJ, Fitch-Roy O, Connor P, Woodman B (2018). ICE Report T2.1.1 - Smart peripheral territories transitions: Literature review and current status. EU INTERREG,  Penryn, UK, University of Exeter.
Hardwick J, Smith H, Fitch-Roy O, Connor PM, Sundaram S (2018). ICE report T1.1.1: an overview of renewable energy supply potential. INTERREG,  Penryn, UK, University of Exeter. Full text.
Hardwick JP, Zheng S, Smith H, Fitch-Roy O, Williams J, Connor P, Sundaram S, Iglesias G (2018). ICE report T1.4 - a Community Specific Assessment of Local Energy. INTERREG,  Penryn, UK, University of Exeter. Abstract.  Full text.
Matthew GS, Fitch-Roy OWF, Connor PM, Woodman B, Thies P, Hussain E, Mahmood H, Abusara M, Yan X, Hardwick J, et al (2018). ICE report T2.1.2 - ICE general methodology. INTERREG,  Penryn, UK, University of Exeter. Full text.
Fitch-Roy OWF, Woodman B (2017). Auctions for renewable energy support - Taming the beast of competitive bidding. Horizon 2020.  Abstract.  Author URL.
Islam M, Kitzing L, Fitch-Roy OWF (2017). Comparison of auctions and alternative policy options for RES-E support. EU Horizon 2020.  Abstract.  Full text.
Fitch-Roy O, Woodman B (2016). Auctions for Renewable Energy Support in the United Kingdom: instruments and lessons learnt.
Wigan F, forster S, Amazo A, Tiedemann S, Del Rio P, Fitch-Roy O, Woodman B, Kitzing L, Noothout P, Osenlund Soysal E, et al (2016). Auctions for Renewable Energy Support: lessons learnt from international experiences.
del Rio P, Fitch-Roy OWF, Woodman B (2016). Identification of alternative policy options to auctions for RES-E support. EU Horizon 2020.  Abstract.
Kitzing L, Islam M, Rosenlund Soysal E, Held A, Ragwitz M, Winkler J, Steinhilber S, del Rio P, Wigand F, Tiedemann S, et al (2016). Recommendations on the role of auctions in a new renewable energy directive. Abstract.
Del Rio P, Steinhilber S, Wigan, F, Kitzing L, fitch-roy O, Woodman B (2015). Assessment Criteria for RES-E auctions. AURES.
Fitch-Roy OWF (2015). Auctions for Renewable Energy Support in California: Instruments and Lessons Learnt. Abstract.
Del Rio P, Haufe M, Wigan F, Steinhilber S, Kitzing L, Fitch-Roy O, Woodman B (2015). Overview of Design Elements for RES-E auctions.

Internet publications

Fitch-Roy O, Fairbrass J, Benson D (2019). What we don’t talk about when we talk about carbon markets.  Abstract.  Author URL. Web link.
Fitch-Roy O (2018). Policy communities: small world, big deal.  Abstract. Web link.
Fitch-Roy O (2014). Putin unwittingly boosts European renewables.  Abstract. Web link.
Fitch-Roy O (2013). UK government: wind energy is cheaper than nuclear. Web link.

Publications by year


2020

Kitzing L, Fitch-Roy O, Islam M, Mitchell C (2020). An evolving risk perspective for policy instrument choice in sustainability transitions. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 35, 369-382. Full text.
Demirbilek B, Fitch-Roy O, Benson D, Fairbrass J (2020). Going ‘off script’: the influence of instrument constituencies on the Europeanisation of Turkish water policy. Water Alternatives: an interdisciplinary journal on water, politics and development, 13 Abstract.
Wigand F, Brückmann R, Jimeno M, von Blücher F, Breitschopf B, Anatolitis V, Kitzing L, Dukan M, del Rio P, Fitch-Roy O, et al (2020). Impact of COVID-19 on Renewable Energy Auctions. European Commission, AURES II. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2019

Kitzing L, Anatolitis V, Fitch-Roy OWF, Klessmann C, Kreiss J, del Rio P, Wigand F, Woodman B (2019). Auctions for Renewable Energy Support: Lessons Learned in the AURES Project. IAEE Energy Forum, 3rd Quarter 2019, 10-14. Abstract.  Full text.
Woodman B, Fitch-Roy O (2019). Auctions for the support of renewable energy in the UK: updated results and lessons learnt. European Commission.  Full text.
Fitch-Roy OWF, Fairbrass J, Woodman B (2019). European Renewable Energy Governance under the Hammer: Interrogating the Rise and Rise of the RES Auction. UACES 2019. 1st - 4th Sep 2019. Abstract.  Full text.
Demirbilek B, Fitch-Roy OWF, Benson D (2019). Going against the flow: how discursive Europeanisation continues to shape Turkish water policy. ECPR Joint Sessions. 8th - 11th Apr 2019. Abstract.
Fitch-Roy O, Benson D, Monciardini D (2019). Going around in circles? Conceptual recycling, patching and policy layering in the EU Circular Economy Package. Environmental Politics Abstract.  Full text.
Fitch-Roy O, Fairbrass J, Benson D (2019). Ideas, coalitions and compromise: reinterpreting EU-ETS lobbying through discursive institutionalism. Journal of European Public Policy, 27(1), 82-101. Full text.
Fitch-Roy OWF (2019). Just another lobbyist? Long-term UK influence in EU Energy and Climate policy.  Abstract.
Lowes R, Woodman B, Fitch-Roy OWF (2019). Policy change, power and the development of Great Britain's Renewable Heat Incentive. Energy Policy, 131, 410-421. Abstract.  Full text.
Fitch-Roy OWF, Benson D, Woodman B (2019). Policy instrument supply and demand: how the renewable electricity auction took over the world. Politics and Governance, 7 (1) Abstract.  Full text.
Connor P, Fitch-Roy OWF (2019). Socio-Economic Challenges for Smart Grid Development. In Erdinc O, Tascikaraoglu A (Eds.) Pathways to a Smarter Power System, London: Academic Press, 397-413.  Abstract.
Fairbrass J, Fitch-Roy O, Benson D (2019). The Winding Road to 2030: New Higher Targets for EU Renewables and Energy Efficiency. Where did they come from?. UACES. 1st - 4th Sep 2019. Abstract.
Judson E, Fitch-Roy O, Pownall T, Bray R, Poulter H, Soutar I, Lowes R, Connor P, Britton J, Woodman B, et al (2019). The centre cannot (always) hold: examining pathways towards energy system de-centralisation. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 118 Abstract.  Full text.
Fitch-Roy O, Fairbrass J, Benson D (2019). What we don’t talk about when we talk about carbon markets.  Abstract.  Author URL. Web link.
Fitch-Roy OWF, Benson D, Mitchell C (2019). Wipeout? Entrepreneurship, policy interaction and the EU’s 2030 renewable energy target. Journal of European Integration / Revue d'Intégration Européenne, 41(1), 87-103. Full text.

2018

Fitch-Roy O, Connor PM (2018). An overview of renewable energy policy and regulatory considerations in Ouessant and the UEA campus. INTERREG,  Penryn, Cornwall, University of Exeter. Full text.
Fitch-Roy O, Fairbrass J (2018). Analytical Framework. In  (Ed) Negotiating the EU’s 2030 Climate and Energy Framework, Springer International Publishing, 21-32.
Fitch-Roy O, Fairbrass J (2018). Conclusions and Discussion. In  (Ed) Negotiating the EU’s 2030 Climate and Energy Framework, Springer International Publishing, 127-144.
Fitch-Roy O, Fairbrass J (2018). Connecting the Streams. In  (Ed) Negotiating the EU’s 2030 Climate and Energy Framework, Springer International Publishing, 99-125.
Matthew GJ, Fitch-Roy O, Connor P, Woodman B (2018). ICE Report T2.1.1 - Smart peripheral territories transitions: Literature review and current status. Full text.
Matthew GJ, Fitch-Roy O, Connor P, Woodman B (2018). ICE Report T2.1.1 - Smart peripheral territories transitions: Literature review and current status. EU INTERREG,  Penryn, UK, University of Exeter.
Hardwick J, Smith H, Fitch-Roy O, Connor PM, Sundaram S (2018). ICE report T1.1.1: an overview of renewable energy supply potential. INTERREG,  Penryn, UK, University of Exeter. Full text.
Hardwick JP, Zheng S, Smith H, Fitch-Roy O, Williams J, Connor P, Sundaram S, Iglesias G (2018). ICE report T1.4 - a Community Specific Assessment of Local Energy. INTERREG,  Penryn, UK, University of Exeter. Abstract.  Full text.
Matthew GS, Fitch-Roy OWF, Connor PM, Woodman B, Thies P, Hussain E, Mahmood H, Abusara M, Yan X, Hardwick J, et al (2018). ICE report T2.1.2 - ICE general methodology. INTERREG,  Penryn, UK, University of Exeter. Full text.
Fitch-Roy O, Fairbrass J (2018). Introduction and Context. In  (Ed) Negotiating the EU’s 2030 Climate and Energy Framework, Springer International Publishing, 1-20.
Fitch-Roy OWF, Fairbrass J (2018). Negotiating the EU’s 2030 Climate and Energy Framework: Agendas, Ideas and European Interest Groups. Cham, Palgrave. Abstract.
Fitch-Roy O (2018). Policy communities: small world, big deal.  Abstract. Web link.
Fitch-Roy OWF, Fairbrass J, Benson D (2018). Strange bedfellows: the role of European interest groups in EU governance. UACES Annual Conference. 2nd - 5th Sep 2018.
Fitch-Roy O, Fairbrass J (2018). The Policy Stream. In  (Ed) Negotiating the EU’s 2030 Climate and Energy Framework, Springer International Publishing, 57-85.
Fitch-Roy O, Fairbrass J (2018). The Politics Stream. In  (Ed) Negotiating the EU’s 2030 Climate and Energy Framework, Springer International Publishing, 87-97.
Fitch-Roy O, Fairbrass J (2018). The Problem Stream. In  (Ed) Negotiating the EU’s 2030 Climate and Energy Framework, Springer International Publishing, 33-55.

2017

Fitch-Roy OWF, Woodman B (2017). Auctions for renewable energy support - Taming the beast of competitive bidding. Horizon 2020.  Abstract.  Author URL.
Islam M, Kitzing L, Fitch-Roy OWF (2017). Comparison of auctions and alternative policy options for RES-E support. EU Horizon 2020.  Abstract.  Full text.
Lowes RL, Woodman B, Fitch-Roy O (2017). Defining incumbency: considering the UK heat sector.  Abstract.  Full text.
Fitch-Roy OWF (2017). Negotiating the EU’s 2030 climate and energy framework: agendas, ideas and European interest groups.  Abstract.
Fitch-Roy OWF (2017). Wipeout? Assessing interest group problem surfing in EU energy and climate policy. ECPR General Conference. 6th - 9th Sep 2017. Abstract.

2016

Fitch-Roy O (2016). An offshore wind union? Diversity and convergence in European offshore wind governance. Climate Policy, 16(5), 586-605. Abstract.  Full text.
Fitch-Roy O, Woodman B (2016). Auctions for Renewable Energy Support in the United Kingdom: instruments and lessons learnt.
Wigan F, forster S, Amazo A, Tiedemann S, Del Rio P, Fitch-Roy O, Woodman B, Kitzing L, Noothout P, Osenlund Soysal E, et al (2016). Auctions for Renewable Energy Support: lessons learnt from international experiences.
del Rio P, Fitch-Roy OWF, Woodman B (2016). Identification of alternative policy options to auctions for RES-E support. EU Horizon 2020.  Abstract.
Kitzing L, Islam M, Rosenlund Soysal E, Held A, Ragwitz M, Winkler J, Steinhilber S, del Rio P, Wigand F, Tiedemann S, et al (2016). Recommendations on the role of auctions in a new renewable energy directive. Abstract.
Woodman B, Fitch-Roy O (2016). Renewable energy auctions: best practice design elements. CA-RES II Plenary.
Fitch-Roy OWF, woodman B (2016). Specific design elements for RES auctions: pre-qualification rules and penalties.  Abstract.  Author URL.

2015

Fitch-Roy OWF (2015). An offshore wind union? Diversity and convergence in European offshore wind governance. the 2020 Strategy Experience: Lessons for Regional Cooperation, EU Governance and Investment. 17th - 17th Jun 2015. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Del Rio P, Steinhilber S, Wigan, F, Kitzing L, fitch-roy O, Woodman B (2015). Assessment Criteria for RES-E auctions. AURES.
Fitch-Roy OWF (2015). Auctions for Renewable Energy Support in California: Instruments and Lessons Learnt. Abstract.
Del Rio P, Haufe M, Wigan F, Steinhilber S, Kitzing L, Fitch-Roy O, Woodman B (2015). Overview of Design Elements for RES-E auctions.

2014

Fitch-Roy O (2014). Putin unwittingly boosts European renewables.  Abstract. Web link.

2013

Fitch-Roy O (2013). Rethinking local content requirements. European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition, EWEC 2013. 4th - 7th Feb 2013. Abstract.
Fitch-Roy O (2013). UK government: wind energy is cheaper than nuclear. Web link.

2010

Fitch-Roy O (2010). Securing water for Malé. Geodrilling International(168). Abstract.

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Teaching

Current research students:

Modules taught on:

  • (BEP3011) Business and Climate Change
  • (POC1003) British Politics and Government
  • (BEP2040) Strategic Concepts for Business
  • (POC2049) European Integration
  • (GEO3409,GEO3409B) Energy Policies for a Low Carbon Economy
  • (BEP3040) Local - Global Innovation
  • (GEOM248) Introduction to Energy Policy and Sustainability

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