Steve Thomas

Professor Stephen Thomas BSc, PhD

Professor Stephen D Thomas
BSc, PhD

Emeritus Professor of Energy Policy

Department of International Business and Economics

Faculty of Business

Professor Stephen Thomas was a member of the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex from 1979-2000 in the Energy Policy Programme. He was a member of the Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU) at the University of Greenwich Business School, as energy policy. 

Professor Thomas has published widely in the field of energy policy research. His most recent research has focused on nuclear power policy, corporate policies of European energy utilities, economic regulation of energy and smart meters.

  • Member of the team appointed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to carry out the official economic due diligence study for the project to replace the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (1997).
  • Member of an international panel appointed by the South African Department of Minerals and Energy to carry out a study of the technical and economic viability of a new design of nuclear power plant, the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (2001-02).
  • Member of an independent team appointed by Eletronuclear (Brazil) to carry out an assessment of the economics of completing the Angra dos Reis 3 nuclear power plant (2002).
  • Member of a team appointed by the Inter-American Development Bank to advise the Brazilian government on reform to their electricity industry (2003).
  • Editor of the journal Energy Policy and member of the editorial boards of Utilities Policy and Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment.
  • He is a member of the Radiological Protection Advisory Committee to the Environmental Protection Agency of Ireland.
  • He is a member of the International Nuclear Risk Assessment Group.

    Professor Thomas's recent research has focused on nuclear power policy, particularly the economics of new nuclear power plants, reactor life-extension and reactor decommissioning. He has also worked extensively on the corporate policies of the large European international energy utilities, on the economic regulation of network energy and on the deployment of smart meters.

() . In: Nuclear Intelligence Weekly. Energy Intelligence Group, Inc.. pp. 8-9. ISSN 1940-574X ISSN 1940-574X

() . In: Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment. Franco Angeli Edizioni. pp. 5-26. ISSN 2280-7659 ISSN 2280-7659

() . In: Greenpeace EnergyDesk. Greenpeace UK.

() . In: World Politics Review. World Politics Review LLC.

() . In: chinadialogue. chinadialogue.net.

() . In: AgiEnergia. AGI – Agenzia Italia / RIE – Ricerche Industriali ed Energetiche.

() . In: Rivista Energia. Ricerche Industriali ed Energetiche. pp. 26-30.

() . In: SABC News. SABC.

() . In: Energy & Environment. Multi-Science Publishing. pp. 1057-1074. ISSN 0958-305X ISSN 0958-305X

() . In: Energy Policy. Elsevier Ltd.. pp. 12-17. ISSN 0301-4215 ISSN 0301-4215

() . In: Focus: The Journal of the Helen Suzman Foundation. The Helen Suzman Foundation. pp. 49-54. ISSN 1680-9822 ISSN 1680-9822

() . In: Energy Economist. Platts, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.. pp. 6-10. ISSN 0262-7108 ISSN 0262-7108

() . In: AlphaGalileo [Website]. AlphaGalileo Foundation Ltd..

() . In: CESifo DICE Report. Ifo Institute. pp. 3-8. ISSN 1612-0663 ISSN 1612-0663

() . In: AGI Energia [Website]. AGI-Agenzia Giornalistica Italia S.p.A.

, and () . In: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. SAGE Publications. pp. 60-77. ISSN 0096-3402 ISSN 0096-3402

() . In: Energia. Ricerche Industriali ed Energetiche / Automobile Club d'Italia. pp. 28-35. ISSN 0392-7911 ISSN 0392-7911

() . In: Energy Policy. Elsevier Ltd.. pp. 2431-2440. ISSN 0301-4215 ISSN 0301-4215

() . In: Energy Economist. Platts / The McGraw Hill Companies, Inc.. pp. 23-26. ISSN 0262-7108 ISSN 0262-7108

() . In: QualEnergia. La Nuova Ecologia soc. coop.. pp. 36-40.

() . In: Big Issue South Africa. Big Issue South Africa.

() . In: Big Issue (South Africa). Big Issue (South Africa). pp. 20-23.

() . In: Business Report. Independent Online, a division of Independent Newspapers (Pty) Limited.

() . In: The House Magazine. Dods Parliamentary Communications Ltd. pp. 100.

() . In: Cape Times. Independent South Africa. ISSN 1016-3948 ISSN 1016-3948

() . In: Parliamentary Brief. Lexington Press Ltd.. pp. 15-16. ISSN 1759-9318 ISSN 1759-9318

() . In: Energia. Ricerche Industriali ed Energetiche / Automobile Club d'Italia. pp. 42-53. ISSN 0392-7911 ISSN 0392-7911

() . In: Energy Policy. Elsevier Ltd.. pp. 4903-4908. ISSN 0301-4215 ISSN 0301-4215

() . In: The Independent. Independent Print Limited / Independent Digital News and Media Limited.

() . In: Financial Times. The Financial Times Limited.

() . In: Energy World. Energy Institute. ISSN 0307-7942 ISSN 0307-7942

() . In: Dagens Industri. Bonnier Business Press / Dagens Industri.

() . In: Parliamentary Brief. Lexington Press Ltd.. ISSN 1354-5507 ISSN 1354-5507

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() . In: Lifetime extension of ageing nuclear power plants: Entering a new era of risk. A report commissionned by Greenpeace. Greenpeace Switzerland, Zurich, Switzerland. pp. 66-98.

() . In: Fukushima Fallout: Nuclear business makes people pay and suffer. Greenpeace International, Amsterdam, Netherlands. pp. 38-62.

() . In: The Doomsday Machine: The High Price of Nuclear Energy, the World's Most Dangerous Fuel. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, USA. pp. vii-xiv. ISBN 978-0-230-33834-0

() . In: Nuclear power's global expansion: weighing its costs and risks. Strategic Studies Institute, Carlisle, PA, USA. pp. 279-334. ISBN 1584874783

() . In: Nuclear power's global expansion: weighing its costs and risks. Strategic Studies Institute, Carlisle, PA, USA. pp. 125-148. ISBN 1584874783

() . In: Towards a bright future: transforming the electricity market. Green Alliance, London. pp. 10-13. ISBN 9781905869381

() . In: UK energy policy and the end of market fundamentalism. Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Oxford, UK. pp. 309-331. ISBN 978-0-19-959300-2 (hbk)

() . In: Myth of Nuclear Power - A Guide. Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Brussels, Belgium. pp. 1-72.

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() . Earthlife Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa.

() . Earthlife Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa.

() . Earthlife Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa.

() . PSIRU, Greenwich, London, UK.

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and () . Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU), Greenwich, London.

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