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Ruth Bush

Ruth Bush
Name
Dr Ruth Bush
Title
Research Fellow – Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme
Address
S3 Chisholm House High School Yards Edinburgh UK EH1 1LZ
Telephone
+44 (0)131 651 4182
Email
Research Interests
Climate change and energy policy, Technology and society, Heat, Energy efficiency, Socio-technical transitions, Multi-level governance
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/staff/sociology/ruth_bush

Biography

I am based within the Energy and Society Research Group working on an evaluation of the Local Authority-led integrated energy efficiency pilots taking place as part of Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP). My project looks at the impacts of the energy efficiency projects, and the influence of their programme design including their project governance, management, partnership structures, and resulting behavioural impacts.

I have a PhD from the University of Leeds where my research explored the governance of low carbon socio-technical transitions using a case study of district heating. Previously, I was seconded into the Scottish Government Heat Policy Team, working on district heating regulations, planning, and capacity building for project delivery, and also managed the EU-funded Stratego Project

Qualifications

PhD, School of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Leeds

MSc, Low Carbon Technologies, University of Leeds

MSc, Applied mathematical biological and ecological modelling, Heriot-Watt University

BSc (hons), Mathematics with European Studies (Universidad de Granada), Durham University

Papers

  • Bush, Ruth E., et al. 2017. "The role of intermediaries in low carbon transitions – Empowering innovations to unlock district heating in the UK." Journal of Cleaner Production 148 (2017): 137-147. (open access)
  • Bush, R.E., Bale, C.S. and Taylor, P.G., 2016. Realising local government visions for developing district heating: Experiences from a learning country. Energy Policy98, pp.84-96. (open access)
  • Foxon, T.J., Bale, C.S., Busch, J., Bush, R., Hall, S. and Roelich, K., 2015. Low carbon infrastructure investment: extending business models for sustainability. Infrastructure Complexity2(1), pp.1-13. (open access)
  • Bush, R., Jacques, D.A., Scott, K. and Barrett, J., 2014. The carbon payback of micro-generation: An integrated hybrid input–output approach. Applied Energy119, pp.85-98. (published version)

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