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Jim Watson

Jim Watson

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Dr Jim Watson is Director of the Sussex Energy Group, University of Sussex, and a Research Fellow with the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. He has over 15 years' experience of managing and conducting research on a range of energy and climate policy issues. He is co-leader of a UK Research Council research cluster - Energy Security in a Multipolar World - as well as Vice Chair of the British Institute for Energy Economics and a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics working party on biofuels.

Jim works frequently with UK government departments and was a lead expert with the UK Foresight project on Sustainable Energy Management and the Built Environment (2007-08). He has also been a Specialist Adviser with House of Commons committees on Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (2006-09) and Energy and Climate Change (2010).

Jim also has extensive international experience, including more than ten years spent working on energy scenarios and energy innovation policies in China and India.