Chunping Xie

Senior Policy Fellow, LSE

Chunping Xie

Chunping was a Senior Policy Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, leading a programme to inform decision-making about China’s policies on climate change, energy, economics and development.

Holding a PhD in Energy Economics, her research interests focus on promoting clean energy transition and sustainable economic development, with multidisciplinary expertise in economics, energy technologies and energy/climate policy.

She is Co-PI for the EPSRC-funded Plasma Assisted Thermo-CHemical energy storage for Carnot batteries (PATCH) (£1.1M), leading a Work Package on assessing the economic performance and policy barriers of a novel energy storage technology.

She is a member of the Organization Committee of the Global Alliance of Universities on Climate (GAUC), devoted to advancing climate change solutions through research, education, and public outreach.

She sits on the Editorial Board of the journal Energy Storage and Saving (ENSS), and is the Young Editorial Board Member of the journal Applied Energy.


Prior to joining the Grantham Institute, Chunping worked at the Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage (BCES), University of Birmingham, with a special emphasis on developing techno-economic models for the integration of energy storage technology into energy systems, to support the UK’s net zero transition. Before that she worked at King’s College London, looking at the global fossil energy markets with a major focus on Russian gas and its geopolitical and geo-economic impacts on the European Union and China.

Research interests

  • Growth and Innovation
  • Policy Design and Evaluation
  • Sustainable Development
  • Energy Transition towards a Low-carbon Future