Profile

Dr David REINER

Co-Principal Investigator

Dr Reiner is a political scientist and is currently University Senior Lecturer in Technology Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School. David has advised government, industry and non-governmental organisations on energy and environmental policy, with a particular emphasis on the politics of climate change and the social acceptability of carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) and other energy technologies including smart meters and shale gas. He is frequently interviewed in national and international media including the BBC World Service, The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Bloomberg, Reuters, The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph.

David is also Assistant Director of the Energy Policy Research Group, and is a Research Associate of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research and the Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies Program, both at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He sits on the EPRG management committee and the steering committee of the International Energy Agency Greenhouse Gas Programme\'s Social Research Network. He has provided both written and oral testimony before the House of Commons Committee on Science and Technology and the Committee on Energy and Climate Change and contributed to the World Economic Forum in Davos and Moscow. He is the recipient of research grants from the European Commission, UK Department of Energy and Climate Change, Natural Environment Research Council and the Department of Trade and Industry.

Cambridge

Researchers

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Research Interest

- National climate change policies
- Social and political acceptability of low-carbon technologies
- Public views of the subsurface including fracking and carbon capture and storage technologies, energy demand, international environmental negotiations
- Policy design
- Public perceptions of energy technologies, regulatory policy
- Competition policy
- Science policy and communicating science and technology

Key Publications

Viñuales, J.E., Depledge, J., Reiner, D.M. and Lees, E. (2017) \"Climate policy after the Paris 2015 climate conference.\" Climate Policy, 17(1): 1-8 (DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2016.1242060)

He, X. and Reiner, D. (2017) \"Why consumers switch energy suppliers: the role of individual attitudes.\" Energy Journal, 38(1): 25-53 (DOI: 10.5547/01956574.38.6.hxia)

Honegger, M. and Reiner, D. (2018) \"The political economy of negative emissions technologies: consequences for international policy design.\" Climate Policy, 18(3): 306-321 (DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2017.1413322)

Bui, M., Adjiman, C.S., Bardow, A., Anthony, E.J., Boston, A., Brown, S., Reiner, D.M. et al (2018) \"Carbon capture and storage (CCS): the way forward.\" Energy and Environmental Science, 11(5): 1062-1176 (DOI: 10.1039/c7ee02342a)

Guan, D., Meng, J., Reiner, D.M., Zhang, N., Shan, Y., Mi, Z., Shao, S., Liu, Z., Zhang, Q. and Davis, S.J. (2018) \"Structural decline in China\'s CO2 emissions through transitions in industry and energy systems.\" Nature Geoscience, 11: 551-555 (DOI: 10.1038/s41561-018-0161-1)