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Llewelyn Hughes

Australian National University

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I am a social scientist researching the low carbon energy transition. I am a Professor of Public Policy at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University. I also serve as the Australia Focal Point for the Energy Research Institute Network (ERIN) of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, Research Fellow in the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy, Johns Hopkins University – SAIS, and as a member of the Executive Committee & Council for the International Society for Energy Transition Studies. In addition, I am a member of the Energy Transition Subcommittee of the Australia-Japan Business Co-operation Committee. I hold a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and hold a Masters degree from the Graduate School of Law and Politics at the University of Tokyo.

Country(ies) of Specialty

Australia Japan

Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics Fossil fuels Renewable energy Public opinion

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Thang Do, Paul Burke, Llewelyn Hughes, Ta Dinh Thi. 2022. “Policy Options for Offshore Wind Power in Vietnam.” Marine Policy.

Matthew Stocks, Reza Fazeli, Llewelyn Hughes, Fiona J. Beck. 2022. “Global Emissions Implications from Co-combusting Ammonia in Coal Fired Power Stations: An Analysis of the Japan-Australia Supply Chain.” Journal of Cleaner Production. Vol. 336: 130092.

Lee White, Llewelyn Hughes, Michelle Lyons, Yuan Peng. 2021. “Iterating Localisation Policies in Support of Energy Transition: The Case of the Australian Capital Territory.” Energy Policy. Vol. 158: 112568.

Llewelyn Hughes. 2021. “Revisiting Radical Incrementalism in Japan’s Energy Policy.” In The Oxford Handbook on Japanese Politics. New York: Oxford University Press.

Andreas Goldthau and Llewelyn Hughes. 2020. “Protect Global Supply Chains for Low Carbon Technologies.” Nature, 3 September 2020.

Llewelyn Hughes. 2019. “Energy Politics and Climate Change.” In The Oxford Handbook on Energy Politics. New York: Oxford University Press.

Annika Bose-Styczynski and Llewelyn Hughes. 2019. “Public Policy Strategies for Next-generation Vehicle Technologies: An Overview of Leading Markets.” Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions Vol. 31 (2019), 262-272.

Jonas Meckling and Llewelyn Hughes. 2018. “Global Interdependence in Clean Energy Transitions.” Business & Politics, Vol. 20, No. 4, 467-491.

Llewelyn Hughes and Jonas Meckling. 2017. “The Politics of Renewable Energy Trade: The US-China Solar Dispute.” Energy Policy Vol. 105, 256-62.

Jonas Meckling and Llewelyn Hughes. 2017. “Globalizing Solar: Industry Specialization and Firm Demands for Trade Protection.” International Studies Quarterly Vol 61, No. 2, 225-235.

Llewelyn Hughes and Johannes Urpelainen. 2015. “Interests, Institutions, and Climate Policy: Explaining the Choice of Policy Instruments for the Energy Sector.” Environmental Science & Policy Vol. 54, 52-63.

Llewelyn Hughes and Phillip Lipscy. 2013. “The Politics of Energy.” Annual Review of Political Science Vol. 16, 449-69.