John Curtis is an applied micro-economist, with a focus on energy and environmental policy issues. He is joint programme coordinator for the energy and environment research at the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and manages the ESRI's Energy Policy Research Centre. He is also a funded investigator under phase two of the SFI funded centre for marine and renewable energy research, development and innovation (MaREI). He sits on inter-departmental working/steering groups related to economics for the Water Framework Directive, and on Water Statistics and was a member of the Royal Irish Academy’s Climate Change and Environmental Sciences committee (2015-2018). John joined the ESRI in 2011, and his former posts include lead economist at the Environmental Protection Agency, and economist at the Environmental Defense Fund (New York). He has a PhD in Environmental Economics from the University of Maryland, and both a BA and MA in Economics from UCD. John’s energy research focuses primarily residential energy efficiency but has also covered topics related to renewables integration and emissions, including work of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) weather system on the electricity market and emissions.