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Gordon MacKerron

Gordon MacKerron was Director of SPRU from 2008 until the end of 2013 and is now Professor of Sci8ence and Technology Policy . He was previously Director of the Sussex Energy Group at SPRU from April 2005 to November 2008. Prior to this, he spent four years as Associate Director, NERA Economic Consulting, London and had an earlier career for over 20 years at SPRU. He is an economist specialising in energy and environmental economics, with degrees in economics from the Universities of Cambridge and Sussex. His academic career has specialized in the economics and policy issues of electricity and especially nuclear power, in which he has published and broadcast widely.

He has frequently been Specialist Adviser or invited witness before House of Commons Select Committee inquiries on energy subjects. From June to December 2001 he was on secondment to the PIU, Cabinet Office, as Deputy leader of the UK Government's Energy Review team. He has subsequently assisted the UK Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in its consultation process leading up to a major Energy White Paper released in February 2003 and subsequently advised DTI on security of supply and low carbon technology strategies.

Professor MacKerron has also been the expert witness on economic issues for the Irish Government in its two international court cases on the subject of Sellafield before the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague in 2002 and 2003. Professor MacKerron chaired the Energy Panel, DTI/OST Technology Foresight Programme (1995-98). Between 2003 and 2007 he was Chair of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management, an independent body charged with recommending the best approach to long-term radioactive waste management to the UK Government. He was a member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution from 2009 until its demise in 2011. He will be a Visting Exchange Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University from March till July 2014, working on proliferation issus surounding the growth in civilain nuclear power around the world.

Britain is sending a huge nuclear waste consignment to America – why?

Apr 05, 2016 13:23 pm UTC| Insights & Views

A very unusual exchange is about to take place over the Atlantic. The UK is sending some 700kg of highly enriched uranium to be disposed of in the US, the largest amount that has ever been moved out of the country. In...

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Economy

Australian bonds slump as positive U.S. data aid markets, easing trade tensions provide modest support

The Australian government bonds slumped during Asian trading session on Monday tracking a similar movement in the United States Treasuries on burgeoning hopes of a trade deal. Also, stronger-than-expected U.S. retail...

Australian bonds slump as positive U.S. data aid markets, easing trade tensions provide modest support

The Australian government bonds slumped during Asian trading session on Monday tracking a similar movement in the United States Treasuries on burgeoning hopes of a trade deal. Also, stronger-than-expected U.S. retail...

USD/CNY seen to decline towards 7.0 as US-China Washington talks likely to achieve a breakthrough, says Scotiabank

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USD/INR likely to showcase supportive tone in near-term given prospects of further RBI cuts this year, says Commerzbank

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Risk-on sentiment likely to continue during rest of September on hopes of US-China talks achieving a breakthrough, says Scotiabank

Risk-on sentiment is likely to continue during the rest of September on hopes for the US-China Washington talks achieving a breakthrough, according to the latest research report from Scotiabank. It was widely reported...

Politics

John Legend tweets Melania Trump should praise Donald Trump more

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Donald Trump insists she loves Tiffany Trump

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Netizens accuse Donald Trump of calling Melania Trump like a pet

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New research shows vast majority of Hong Kong protesters support more radical tactics

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In the Democrats' bitter race to find a candidate to beat Trump, might Elizabeth Warren hold the key?

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Science

Cancer cells naturally die in microgravity, scientist finds

The possibilities are endless when it comes to studying potential factors that could stop the growth of cancer cells. For one, a scientist based in Australia discovered that cancer cells naturally die when exposed to...

HIV cure study finds good results from a rare muscle illness

One of the greatest tasks of medical science experts today is finding a cure for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). While that has not been achieved yet, many studies have resulted in further understanding the...

Indonesian students treat cancer tumors on a mouse with a local plant

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HIV suppression can be prolonged even without ART, study shows

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An exoplanet within arm’s reach: the Earth

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Technology

HIV cure: Scientists see minor success in CRISPR-based study

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Most players might be looking forward to the release of Rainbow Six Siege: Ember Rise primarily because of the new Operators and the new gears introduced with them. However, this particular seasonal update comes with a...
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