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 | 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 | Oct 29, 2017Professor Dieter Helm’s independent Cost of Energy Review, commissioned by the Government and released last week, sparked much debate online. Weighing in at an impressive 242 pages, it certainly gave the energy policy community something to chew on. Reactions ranged...
by Matthew Rooney | Oct 19, 2017The Clean Growth Strategy, published last week after long being delayed, signifies a step change in Government thinking and is ambitious in its scope. It is now clear that economic growth and the transition to a low carbon economy are no longer seen by the Government...
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...
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