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Dr Oscar Fitch-Roy

Dr Oscar Fitch-Roy

Research Fellow

 Stella Turk Building 

 

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

Overview

Oscar teaches and researches 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. Much of his recent work focusses on EU policy making. 

He is co-editor (with Caroline Kuzemko at Warwick) of the Palgrave Progressive Energy Policy (PEP) book series.

Research interests

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

Qualifications

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Research group links

Research

Research projects

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

Intelligent Community Energy (ICE): 

A research project working ​to improve, develop and promote new smart solutions for energy production, storage and consumption for an island or remote community.

Funding: Interreg VA France (Channel) England

Recent Publications:

Books

Fitch-Roy, O. Fairbrass, J (2018). Negotiating the EU’s 2030 climate and energy framework: agendas, ideas and European interest groups. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-3-319-90947-9

Articles in peer reviewed journals

Lowes, R., Woodman, B. and Fitch-Roy, O. (2019) ‘Policy change, power and the development of Great Britain’s Renewable Heat Incentive’, Energy Policy (131): 410–421.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2019.04.041

Fitch-roy, O., Benson, D. and Woodman, B. (2019) ‘Policy instrument supply and demand: how the renewable electricity auction took over the world’, Politics and Governance 7(1): 81–81. https://doi.org/10.17645/pag.v7i1.1581

Fitch-Roy, O., Fairbrass, J. and Benson, D. (2019) ‘Ideas, coalitions and compromise: reinterpreting EU-ETS lobbying through discursive institutionalism’, Journal of European Public Policy. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2019.1567573

Fitch-Roy, O. Benson, D. Mitchell, C. (2018) Wipeout: Entrepreneurship, policy interaction and the EU’s 2030 renewable energy target. Journal of European Integration 41 (1) 87-103. https://doi.org/10.1080/07036337.2018.1487961

Fitch-Roy, O. (2016). An offshore wind union? Diversity and convergence in European offshore wind governance. Climate Policy, 16(5), 586–605. https://doi.org/10.1080/14693062.2015.1117958

Book chapters

Connor, P. M. and Fitch-Roy, O. (2019) ‘Socio-economic challenges for smart grid developments’, in O. Erdinc and A. Tascıkaraoglu (eds). Pathways to a Smarter Power System. London: Academic Press/Elsevier, pp. 397–413. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-102592-5.00014-4

Other publications

Kitzing, L. Islam, M. Fitch-Roy, O. (2017) Comparison of auctions and alternative policy options for RES-E support

del Rio, P. Fitch-Roy, O. Woodman, B. (2016) Identification of alternative policy options to auctions for RES-E support.

Fitch-Roy, O. Woodman, B. (2016) Auctions for Renewable Energy Support in the United Kingdom: Instruments and lessons learnt.

Fitch-Roy, O. (2015). Auctions for Renewable Energy Support in California : Instruments and Lessons Learnt

Morgan, C., Reynolds, P., Phillips, J., Butler, P., Rawlinson-Smith, R., Houston, C., … Fitch-roy, O. W. (2013). Offshore wind - 10 Years, 10 Lessons. Bristol. 

Fitch-Roy, O. (2013). Rethinking local content requirements. In European Wind Energy Association Conference, EWEA 2013.

Fitch-Roy, O. (2013). Workers wanted: The EU wind energy sector skills gap.

Gardner, P., Fitch-roy, O., & Platt, R. (2012). Beyond the Bluster: Why Wind Power is an Effective Technology.

Research grants

  • 2018 Horizon 2020
    AURES II: Auctions for Renewable Energy Sources
  • 2014 Horizon 2020
    AURES: Auctions for Renewable Energy Sources

Research grants

  • 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


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 OWF, Fairbrass J, Benson D (2019). Ideas, coalitions and compromise: reinterpreting EU-ETS lobbying through discursive institutionalism. Journal of European Public Policy Abstract.  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.
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.
Kitzing L, Fitch-Roy OWF, Islam M, Mitchell C (2018). An evolving risk perspective for policy instrument choice in sustainability transitions. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions 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

Judson E, Fitch-Roy O, Pownall T, Bray R, Poulter H, Soutar I, Lowes R, Connor P, Britton J, Woodman B, et al (In Press). The centre cannot (always) hold: examining pathways towards energy system de-centralisation. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews Abstract.  Full text.
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 OWF, Fairbrass J, Benson D (2019). Ideas, coalitions and compromise: reinterpreting EU-ETS lobbying through discursive institutionalism. Journal of European Public Policy Abstract.  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.
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.
Kitzing L, Fitch-Roy OWF, Islam M, Mitchell C (2018). An evolving risk perspective for policy instrument choice in sustainability transitions. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions Abstract.  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.

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

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. EU INTERREG,  Penryn, UK, University of Exeter.
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.
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.

Publications by year


In Press

Judson E, Fitch-Roy O, Pownall T, Bray R, Poulter H, Soutar I, Lowes R, Connor P, Britton J, Woodman B, et al (In Press). The centre cannot (always) hold: examining pathways towards energy system de-centralisation. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews Abstract.  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 OWF, Fairbrass J, Benson D (2019). Ideas, coalitions and compromise: reinterpreting EU-ETS lobbying through discursive institutionalism. Journal of European Public Policy Abstract.  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.
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

Kitzing L, Fitch-Roy OWF, Islam M, Mitchell C (2018). An evolving risk perspective for policy instrument choice in sustainability transitions. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions Abstract.  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.
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. EU INTERREG,  Penryn, UK, University of Exeter.
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.
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 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.

2013

Fitch-Roy O (2013). Rethinking local content requirements. European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition, EWEC 2013. 4th - 7th Feb 2013. Abstract.

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Teaching

  • (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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