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David Reiner is a political scientist and is currently University Senior Lecturer in Technology Policy and Programme Director of the MPhil in Technology Policy, a joint offering of Cambridge Judge Business School and Cambridge University Engineering Department. David has advised government, industry and non-governmental organisations on energy and environmental policy, with a particular emphasis on the politics of climate change and the social acceptability of carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) and other energy technologies including smart meters and shale gas. He is frequently interviewed in national and international media including the BBC World Service, The New York TimesInternational Herald Tribune, Bloomberg, Reuters, The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph.

David is also Assistant Director of the Energy Policy Research Group, and is a Research Associate of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research and the Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies Program, both at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He sits on the EPRG management committee and the steering committee of the International Energy Agency Greenhouse Gas Programme's Social Research Network. He has provided both written and oral testimony before the House of Commons Committee on Science and Technology and the Committee on Energy and Climate Change and contributed to the World Economic Forum in Davos and Moscow. He is the recipient of research grants from the European Commission, UK Department of Energy and Climate Change, Natural Environment Research Council and the Department of Trade and Industry.

Senior Lecturer in Technology Policy,
Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
Dr David  Reiner
Not available for consultancy


Person keywords: 
public perceptions of energy technologies, regulatory policy
public views of the subsurface including fracking and carbon capture and storage technologies, energy demand, international environmental negotiations
competition policy
social and political acceptability of low-carbon technologies
national climate change policies
policy design
science policy and communicating science and technology