Ronan is a Research Fellow at the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds.
Ronan’s background is as an engineer and he is now an interdisciplinary energy researcher with expertise in the governance of socio-technical transitions and investment in low-carbon infrastructure.
Drawing primarily from science, technology and innovation studies and governance perspectives, his work examines the changing relationships between regulators, government, energy companies, users and local authorities in the governance of energy systems, exploring implications for the deployment of low carbon technologies.
Ronan has a First degree in Mechanical Engineering (NUI Galway), a Masters Degree in Environmental Sustainability (University of Edinburgh), and a PhD in Energy Policy from the University of Leeds.
- Energy system governance;
- Socio-technical transitions;
- UK energy policy;
- Infrastructure investment.
- Investing in low-carbon transitions: energy finance as an adaptive market
29 Oct 2015. Stephen Hall, Tim Foxon, Ronan Bolton
- A socio-technical perspective on low carbon investment challenges – Insights for UK energy policy
1 Mar 2015. Ronan Bolton, Tim Foxon
- Infrastructure transformation as a socio-technical process – Implications for the governance of energy distribution networks in the UK
1 Jan 2015. Ronan Bolton, Tim Foxon
- The new ‘civic’ energy sector: implications for ownership, governance and financing of low carbon energy infrastructure.
1 Jan 2014. Stephen Hall, Tim Foxon, Ronan Bolton
- Developing pathways for energy storage in the UK using a coevolutionary framework.
1 Dec 2013. Peter Taylor, Ronan Bolton, Dave Stone, Paul Upham
- Governing infrastructure networks for a low carbon economy: co-evolution of technologies and institutions in UK electricity distribution networks.
9 Nov 2010. Tim Foxon, Ronan Bolton