Research Officer - Economist
Lucy Kitson works as an economist in the IISD Geneva office. Her focus areas are Climate Change, Energy and Trade. She has over seven years’ experience in the Energy Sector, which includes five years working as a commercial analyst in the oil and gas industry and, more recently, in the renewables industry. Prior to this she worked as a researcher at University of Cambridge, focusing on the economics and deployment of renewable generation. Lucy has experience of sustainable development issues in the business environment, having worked at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) as a Project Officer, focusing on the Cement and Tyre Sectors. She also has a degree in Development Economics (MSc.) and work experience in India, China and Tanzania.
- At the Crossroads: Balancing the financial and social costs of coal transition in ChinaThe global decline of the coal industry has led to job losses and mine closures. As Shanxi in China considers how to create new employment in a coal dependent region we review international experience of the tranistion away from coal.
- The End of Coal Mining in South Wales: Lessons learned from industrial transformationThe decline of coal mining in South Wales has important lessons for policy-makers and civil society grappling with the challenges of transition—what can be learned from this experience?
- Gender and Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform: Current status of researchLittle is known about the gender differentiated impacts of fossil fuel subsidy reforms. This review takes stock of existing knowledge, identifies knowledge gaps and sets out plans for future research in this area.
- Wind Power in China: A cautionary taleThis reports looks at some of the challenges that China has faced in expanding wind power. It identifies the ways that the government has sought to address these challenges and offers recommendations to support expanded wind power in China and elsewhere.
- India's Accelerated Depreciation Policy for Wind EnergyThis case study—one of a series of cautionary tales on renewable energy subsidies—examines how the policy of accelerated depreciation for wind power projects has affected the development of the wind power industry in India.