Darren McCauley is a Lecturer in the Department of Geography and Sustainable Development at the University of St. Andrews. His research investigates policy and activist discourses on a range of controversial energy systems including nuclear, biomass, and oil and gas. He has conducted research with local and national government representatives, civil service officials, business leaders and a wide range of activists throughout Europe, the US and Russia. A range of external bodies including most notably the British Academy, ESRC, EPSRC and the Carnegie Trust has funded the development of an agenda around exploring injustices throughout energy systems, from mining in the Arctic to waste in France. He has held lectureships at Trinity College Dublin, Queens and Stirling, after completing his PhD in political science at Queens University Belfast in 2008.

Selected publications:

2015      Sustainable Development in Energy Policy: A Governance Assessment of Stakeholder Inclusion in Waste-to-Energy’ Sustainable Development 23(3).

2015      Assessing the Justice Implications of Energy Infrastructural Development in the Arctic. With Rehner, RWM & Pavlenko, M. In Delivering Energy Law and Policy in the EU and US, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.36-42.

2015      Protest, Politics and Produce. Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability 20(1):34-49.

2014      Sustainable Supply Chains and Energy Justice. With Heffron, R. Applied Energy 12(3):435–441.

2014      Energy Justice: A Whole Systems Approach. With Jenkins, KEH, Heffron, R. & Stephan, H. Queens Political Review 2(2):74-87.

2014      Exploring Ideology as a Resource for Environmental Justice. In Advances in Sustainability and Environmental Justice. S Kedzior & L Leonard (eds). Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 234-251.

2014      Rethinking the Scope and Necessity of Energy Subsidies in the United Kingdom. With Johnson, A. & Heffron, R. Energy Research and Social Science 3(1):36-42.

2013      Sustainability, Governance and Time: Exploring ‘Critical Junctures’ in the Governance of Genetically Modified Organisms in France. Environmental Policy and Governance 23(5):283-296.

2013      Advancing Energy Justice: The Triumvirate of Tenets and Systems Thinking. With Heffron, R., Stephan, H. & Jenkins, KEH. International Energy Law Review 32(3):107-116.

2013      Policy Delivery for Low Carbon Energy Infrastructure in the UK. With Heffron, R., Johnson, A. & Jenkins, KEH. Energy Policy 61:1367–1369.