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Dr Colin Nolden

Dr Colin Nolden

Dr Colin Nolden

Vice Chancellor's Fellow

Area of research

Sustainable City Business Models

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Summary

Colin's research interests span sustainable energy policy, regulation and business models and interactions with secondary markets such as carbon markets and other sectors such as mobility.

Biography

Colin joined the University of Bristol as a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow in November 2017. Before joining Bristol, Colin worked freelance for Climate-KIC, Provadis School of International Management and Technology and DECC. Prior to that, Colin worked at a Research Fellow in Energy Efficiency and Innovation at the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand, SPRU (Science Policy Research Unit), University of Sussex. He completed his PhD at the Geography Department, College of Life and Environmental Sciences and the Centre for Rural Policy Research, College of Social Sciences and International Studies, both University of Exeter. He received his undergraduate degree in Geography and History from University College Dublin and his postgraduate degree in Sustainable Development at the University of Exeter. In between, Colin worked as a steelworker, a mussel farmer and an energy efficiency consultant.

Colin’s research interests span sustainable energy policy, regulation, business models and markets at the intersection of climate change and mobility. He recently co-authored a book with the title ‘From the Paris Agreement to a Low Carbon Bretton Woods’. As a co-director of Community Energy South he is involved in business model innovation linking community energy projects with energy clients.

Teaching

SPOLM0014 - Sustainability Research in Practice - Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

Keywords

  • Governance
  • Sustainability
  • Energy
  • Climate change
  • Mobility
  • Carbon markets
  • Digital Technologies
  • Blockchains

Skills

  • Sussex Energy Group

Recent publications

View complete publications list in the University of Bristol publications system

Networks & contacts

  • Dr Michele Stua (University of Sussex) Dr Friedemann Polzin (Utrecht University)

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