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Dr. Kiron C. Neale on his research on the interactions between ‘culture’ and ‘policy’ during energy transitions

Dr. Kiron C. Neale is a Rhodes Scholar, Oxford University graduate, and expert on systems-level energy transitions, the mainstreaming of solar energy, and small-island energy systems. Dr. Neale’s research expertise focuses on the interactions between ‘culture’ and ‘policy’ during energy transitions i.e., how Government policies can influence and be influenced by cultures and vice versa to support the mainstreaming of residential solar energy. He has research experience in the Caribbean (Barbados and Trinidad) and Pacific (O’ahu, Hawai’i) and has recently published a book on this topic to highlight the solar energy narrative(s) of small, tropical islands: “Mainstreaming Solar Energy in Small, Tropical Islands: Cultural & Policy Implications”. At present, Kiron is one of the EiE Lead Assessors at Oxford Brookes University where he coordinates energy efficiency audits for small and medium-sized enterprises and community groups in Oxfordshire in the UK. Additionally, as part of his role, he is also involved in the development of a new Oxfordshire energy services company, Energy Solutions Oxfordshire, which aims to help businesses improve their uptake of energy efficiency and renewable energy measures. LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-kiron-c-neale/ Book Product Page (Routledge): https://www.routledge.com/Mainstreaming-Solar-Energy-in-Small-Tropical-Islands-Cultural-and-Policy/Neale/p/book/9780367364564 Book Product Page (Taylor & Francis): https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/mono/10.4324/9780429346248/mainstreaming-solar-energy-small-tropical-islands-kiron-neale Chapters Specially Selected for Taylor and Francis’ SDG Online Platform: Agriculture, fossil fuels and electricity (https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/mono/10.4324/9780429346248-6/agriculture-fossil-fuels-electricity-kiron-neale?collectionRefId=d3c6303c-f986-4f1b-b260-e44195805003&context=sdgo) Electricity and mainstream energy cultures (https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/mono/10.4324/9780429346248-7/electricity-mainstream-energy-cultures-kiron-neale?collectionRefId=d3c6303c-f986-4f1b-b260-e44195805003&context=sdgo) Electricity, solar hot water and mainstream cultural change (https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/mono/10.4324/9780429346248-9/electricity-solar-hot-water-mainstream-cultural-change-kiron-neale?collectionRefId=d3c6303c-f986-4f1b-b260-e44195805003&context=sdgo) Solar water heating, PV and policy implementation (https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/mono/10.4324/9780429346248-10/solar-water-heating-pv-policy-implementation-kiron-neale?collectionRefId=d3c6303c-f986-4f1b-b260-e44195805003&context=sdgo)

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Oxford Brookes Unscripted


Kiron C. Neale and Sophie Manson






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