Dr Lee White
BASc in Energy Management (University of Otago), PhD in Urban Planning and Development (University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy)
Dr Lee White is a Research Fellow with the Zero Carbon Energy in the Asia Pacific Grand Challenge program. She earned her PhD in Urban Planning and Development at the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy, specializing in examining city policies and individual-level behavioural interventions that can increase sustainable behaviour.
Dr White holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Energy Management from the University of Otago. She has published in areas including drivers of residential solar adoption, predictors of intent to adopt electric vehicles, and household response to demand management rates to shift timing of electricity use.
Her research relates to understanding how systems can be changed to increase clean technology adoption, including policies that can make distributed generation more accessible to individuals. Lee’s current work includes studying city-level policies to mitigate climate change, examining energy justice issues that may be raised by demand management rates, and understanding policy needs to support a socio-technical transition to green hydrogen as a rising technology.
- Environment Policy
- Energy Policy
- Socio-technical transition
- Urban And Regional Planning
- Econometric And Statistical Methods
- Panel Data Analysis
We are delighted to announce that four RegNet scholars have secured funding from the Asia-Pacific Innovation Program (APIP) for the completion of the following projects:
A unique research project at The Australian National University to explore home insulation and electricity use has been named the 2020 winner of the Icon Water and ActewAGL Perpetual Endowment Fund
Energy transition, like coronavirus response, is a global scale problem that will rely on sub-national actors to pick up the slack where national and international action falls short
Dr Lee White Research Fellow with the Zero Carbon Energy in the Asia Pacific Grand Challenge program, writes blog post in Nature
Time-of-use electricity tariffs could hit vulnerable households with high costs - Dr Lee White featured in Renew Economy
Dr Lee White talks about her research on time-of-use electricity tariffs in the article “Time-of-use electricity tariffs could hit vulnerable households with high costs”.
Time-of-Use Electricity Rates May Hit Vulnerable Groups Harder, Study Finds - Dr Lee White featured in IEEE Spectrum
Dr Lee White featured in article where she talks about her research on time-of-Use Electricity Rates.
Working with ActewAGL, the research team will evaluate the extent to which poorly insulated homes limit people’s ability to control bills when on demand management rates such as time-of-use.
What do cities have to learn from each other about the best tools to get to 100% renewable city-wide electricity?
Globally, many national governments such as those in Australia and the USA are reluctant to take meaningful action on climate change.