Energy and Environment Research Fellow
Matt Rooney joined Policy Exchange in 2017 as a Research Fellow in the Energy and Environment Unit. From 2011 to 2017 studied for an MPhil in Technology Policy and a PhD in Energy Policy at the University of Cambridge, where he researched strategies for the deployment of new energy technologies, with a particular focus on carbon capture and storage and nuclear power. Prior to this he was employed for six years at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, where he designed components for international particle physics experiments. He is a British Science Association Media Fellow, having worked briefly as a science policy journalist with Times Higher Education. He is a fully chartered member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and holds an MEng in Mechanical Engineering from the Queen’s of University Belfast.
Related Posts & Publications
by Matthew Rooney | Aug 18, 2017Carbon capture and storage (CCS) and the ‘hydrogen economy’ have long been touted as essential tools in decarbonising our energy system, yet they have always seemed to be 10 years away. CCS in the UK received a major blow in 2015 when the Government...
by Matthew Rooney | Jul 16, 2017Until the last few weeks, few people outside the physics and legal communities had even heard of Euratom. However, the Government’s view that leaving the EU also must also mean leaving Euratom has made this previously obscure treaty front page news and a political...
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