The Oxford Martin Programme on
Integrating Renewable Energy
The Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy ran from 2015 - 2022. The following page is an archived resource. The programme has since transitioned to the Zero Institute where the ambitious goals of integrating renewable energy continues.
Oxford Martin Initiative on Reconfiguring Energy Needs
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Professors Nick Eyre and Malcolm McCulloch launched a new related initiative to shift society’s approach to energy and accelerate net-zero living.
The Oxford Martin Initiative on Reconfiguring Energy Needs will work with partners and large datasets to identify tipping points in energy use that have been exposed by the pandemic. These findings will be used to develop virtuous feedback cycles and messaging to drive lower energy demand from households, to drive down energy use, energy bills and shift society towards equitable and sustainable living.
Electric Vehicles and the Future
A new micro-documentary from Oxford Sparks features Dr Sivapriya Mothilal Bhagavathy and Dr Katherine Collett discussing their work on making electric vehicles a central part of our transport and energy futures.Watch video
Policy action from world leaders can accelerate a Just energy transition
The 2022 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report insists that we have options in all sectors to at least halve emissions by 2030, but the aim to limit global warming to less than 1.5 degrees is not going to happen unless radical steps are taken.
Global smart grid partnership launched
The International Community for Local Smart Grids will take the lessons each participant is learning locally and share these globally.
Costing an Electric Vehicle Future - Ignore the Alarmists
The All Party Parliamentary Group opposing government policy on electric vehicles claim in a new report that the required investment in electricity generation will “bankrupt UK plc”. Unfortunately for this claim, it is based on some major errors of fact and understanding.
Solving the ‘chicken and egg’ problem of Electric Vehicles in Africa
Electric vehicles could have a transformative effect on health, carbon emissions and consumer costs in Sub Saharan Africa, but governments must solve the problem of investment in infrastructure and vehicles.
The Integrating Renewable Energy team includes economists, social scientists, materials scientists and engineers. Find out how their research is making an impact on the ground, helping to create new systems approaches that can deliver cleaner and cheaper energy.Read
Jackson Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Energy and Climate Policy
Professor of Energy Systems
Associate Professor and Acting Leader, Energy Programme
Deputy Director of Energy Research
Professor of Environmental Economics
Senior Research Fellow
Senior Researcher in Energy Systems
How we created a roadmap for integrating renewable energy
Prof Nick Eyre and Dr Steve Smith in conversation: "Zero carbon energy systems"
"Powering the future: switching on the renewables" with Prof Malcolm McCulloch
Professor Cameron Hepburn on Stranded Assets Risks
"The cost of energy review" with Prof Dieter Helm
"Disruptive oil and electricity futures" with Amory Lovins
Data needed to decarbonize paratransit in Sub-Saharan Africa
Investing for net zero in the face of uncertainty: Real options and robust decision-making
The Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy - Synthesis Report
Cost Reflective Pricing in Energy Networks
Solar photovoltaic self-consumption in the UK residential sector: New estimates from a smart grid demonstration project
Policy Brief—Encouraging Innovation that Protects Environmental Systems: Five Policy Proposals