Michael Grubb is Professor of International Energy and Climate Change Policy at University College London, editor-in-chief of Climate Policy, and Senior Advisor to the UK Energy Regulator Ofgem. His former positions include Senior Research Associate at Cambridge University (Faculty of Economics and Department of Land Economy); Chair of the international research organization Climate Strategies, and Chief Economist at the Carbon Trust. He advisory positions include both academia (most recently, appointed to the DIW (Berlin) Scientific Advisory Board) and governments (including membership of the Statutory UK Climate Change Committee), and has been a Lead Author for several reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Michael Grubb is author of eight books, fifty journal research articles and numerous other publications. His book Planetary Economics (2014) brings together lessons from 25 years of research and implementation of energy and climate policies and has received widespread accolade as a ‘seminal’ contribution, ‘comprehensive and profoundly important’ for its presentation of a new approach to both the theoretical underpinnings and the practical policies for tackling energy and climate change challenges.

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Where Does the Money Go? An Analysis of Revenues in the GB Power Sector During the Energy Crisis

Paper Working Paper | | May 2023

Revenues to GB electricity generators in 2022 increased by almost £30bn, compared to pre-COVID levels.

Where Did the Revenues Go in the British Energy Crisis? An Assessment

Article | May 15, 2023

Electricity is an essential commodity, but the structure of the electricity market has inflated revenues and exacerbated consumer hardship at a time of national crisis.

Green Power Pools and Electricity Pricing: Practical Ways Out of the UK Energy Crisis

Article | Nov 15, 2022

The current energy market structures, including the short-run-marginal-price-on-all nature of the current wholesale market, are not fit for a transition to a renewables-dominated system.

Separating electricity from gas prices through Green Power Pools: Design options and evolution

Paper Working Paper | | Nov 2022

Moving away from fossil fuels, towards a system with a far greater contribution from variable renewables, means that the current system is not fit for purpose.

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Michael Grubb on BBC Panorama

News Sep 5, 2022

Michael Grubb appears on BBC Panorama to discuss his INET research on European energy markets

Law, Economics & Policy Conference (LEPC) 4.3 -The Path for India's Climate Transition

6:00-7:30pm IST | 12:30-2:00pm GMT | 7:30-9:00am EST

Event Conference | Dec 10, 2021

The 4th Law, Economics & Policy Conference (LEPC) is a virtual, multi-capsule conference series that aims to bring together legal, economic and public policy thinkers to consider a variety of real world issues in India in a holistic manner.

Vox Features INET Climate Research

News Dec 31, 2018

Vox features INET’s package of climate research

World Economic Roundtable

Explaining a Decade of Stagnation: Where Do We Go From Here?

Event Discussion | Dec 14, 2017

The World Economic Roundtable seeks to help the business, investment, and policy communities understand ongoing changes in the world economy and to promote a discussion of ideas that can advance the goal of a widely shared global prosperity.