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 | Feb 23, 2018The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, appeared before the House of Lords Economics Affairs Committee this week to give evidence on the economics of UK energy policy. Unsurprisingly a lot of attention was focused on...
by Matthew Rooney | Jan 5, 2018Wave energy, tidal lagoons and small modular nuclear reactors. Three technologies that stand on the precipice of mass deployment in the UK, but that are seeking Government action to help kick-start their development and bridge the crucial gap between the demonstration...
by Matthew Rooney | Sep 20, 2018Read Publication Scotland and North East England offer the best opportunities for successful hydrogen production hubs, while investment in cost-effective hydrogen production technologies – such as electrolysis – would open up export opportunities and...
by Matthew Rooney | Jul 17, 2018Read Publication A economy-wide carbon tax paid by both domestic and international producers would prevent carbon leakage, level the playing field for Britain’s heavy industry, fund a dividend to be paid to taxpayers and tackle climate change, argues the new report...
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