Scott MacDonald

Scott MacDonald

Geography and the Environment (2014 cohort)

I am a doctoral student at the Lower Carbon Futures group in the School of Geography and the Environment. My research focuses on understanding the ways in which consumers can reduce their personal carbon footprint by purchasing green electricity.

The research consists of an international comparison of green electricity tariffs and should help improve the understanding of what determines the success of a given tariff and why some countries have had more success than others.

I am particularly interested in finding out what types of regulatory regimes can support green tariffs and at the same time protect consumers.

Prior to undertaking the DPhil, I completed the Dual MSc in Public Policy and Administration at the London School of Economics (LSE) and Peking University. In 2012, I was also awarded the LSE Thailand Scholarship and conducted research into the solar PV industry in Thailand. I also hold a BSc in Government from the LSE.