Dr Tina Fawcett

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Dr Tina Fawcett

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Academic Profile

Tina Fawcett's research concerns energy use by households and organisations, and uses a multi-disciplinary approach to understand current patterns of use and to identify opportunities for reducing energy use and carbon emissions.

Tina is currently working on a number of projects, including: UKERC Phase 3 - Key challenges in energy system decision-making; ENSPOL - a European project on energy efficiency policy, particularly energy company obligations; IN-BEE - a European project on the multiple benefits of energy efficiency.

Until recently, Tina was working on a project (Building Expertise), which investigated the current and potential future roles for a range of professions as they react to the low-carbon renovation agenda, in both the UK and France. She has worked on SPLICE a multi-partner project for Defra investigating the environmental, social and economic effects of different energy choices. In 2012 she worked for DECC on assessing evidence on behaviour change in the non-domestic sector. From 2005 - 2010 Tina was a member of UK Energy Research Centre's demand reduction research team, doing research on personal carbon trading, the role of heat pumps in the UK, and energy use in the higher education sector. Earlier work has included modelling of lights, appliances and total household energy use, contributing to the UK government's Market Transformation Programme.

For a 3 minute introduction to research on personal carbon trading, a radical response to climate change see the video below:

Tina has a personal interest in eco-renovation of homes, and there is a short film below about the work we have done on our house, as well as a blog.


Publications

2016
2015
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2012
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2010
2009
  • Fawcett, T. and Boardman, B. (2009) Housing market transformation. The Proceedings of the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy Summer Study 2009.. 429-440. ISBN: 9789163344541.
2008
  • Fawcett, T., Hvelplund, F. and Meyer, N.I. (2008) Personal carbon allowances - with focus on the energy systems in the UK and Denmark., Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. Paper presented at Energizing Markets - Making and Breaking Boundaries for the Regimes of Value, 30/10-1/11 2008.
  • Hillman, M., Fawcett, T. and Rajan, S.C. (2008) How We Can Save the Planet: Preventing Global Climate Catastrophe. St. Martin's Griffin.
2007
  • Fawcett, T. (2007) House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee, Inquiry into personal carbon allowances. Evidence from the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford submitted 5 July 2007, presented in person by Tina Fawcett.
  • Fawcett, T. (2007) Personal Carbon Allowances. Energy and Environmental Management Magazine.
  • Fawcett, T., Bottrill, C., Boardman, B. and Lye, G. (2007) Trialling Personal carbon allowances. UKERC Research Report:ukerc/rr/dr/2007/002.
  • Hillman, M., Fawcett, T. and Rajan, S.C. (2007) The suicidal planet: how to prevent global climate catastrophe. Thomas Dunne Books.
2006
  • Blundel, R.K. and Fawcett, T. (2006) Critical perspectives on climate change and organisations: the historical contribution. Association of Business Historians Conference, Queen Mary, University of London, 16-17 June.
2005
  • Fawcett, T. (2005) Energy use and carbon emissions from the higher education sector. UKERC, London. UKERC Working Paper.
  • Fawcett, T. (2005) Investigating carbon rationing as a policy for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from UK household energy use. Unpublished PhD thesis, University College London.
  • Fawcett, T. (2005) Making the case for personal carbon rations. Proceedings of European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy Summer StudyWhat Works and Who Delivers: 1483-93.
  • Fawcett, T. (2005) What would a strategy of demand reduction mean for the UK? Proceedings of the British Institute of Energy Economists Conference, Oxford, September 2005.
2004
  • Fawcett, T. (2004) Carbon rationing and personal energy use. Energy & Environment, 15(6): 1067-1083.
  • Hillman, M. and Fawcett, T. (2004) How We Can Save the Planet. Penguin, London.
2003
  • Fawcett, T. (2003) Carbon rationing, equity and energy efficiency. Proceedings of European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, Summer Study 2003.
2002
  • Boardman, B. and Fawcett, T. (2002) Competition for the Poor: Liberalisation of Electricity Supply and Fuel Poverty: Lessons from Great Britain for Northern Ireland. Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford.
  • Fawcett, T. (2002) Creative destruction? The role of increased demolition in creating a more sustainable UK housing stock. Creating Sustainable Urban Environments, 5th Symposium of the International Urban Planning and Environment Association.
  • Fawcett, T., Hurst, A. and Boardman, B. (2002) Carbon UK. Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford.