Dr. Joseph Nyangon
MSc (Greenwich), MPA (Columbia), Ph.D (Delaware)
Global Research Fellow | Climate Change
Dr. Joseph Nyangon is a Global Research Fellow (Climate Change Law and Policy) at the OGEES Institute. He conducts interdisciplinary research on energy and climate change policy, with particular focus on market-based instruments; cap-and trade schemes; carbon taxation; information disclosure; command-and-control regulation; and voluntary action. He has published widely and led projects in the areas of energy policy, cleantech financing and green infrastructure investment for leading organizations, including the United Nations in New York and EKO Asset Management Partners, a New York-based investment and advisory firm focused on discovering and monetizing unrealized or unrecognized environmental assets.
A prolific and highly regarded scholar with extensive worldwide experience in power sector reforms, Dr. Nyangon has worked at the leading edge of electricity market design and regulatory innovation for a distributed grid future, assessing alternative utility regulation and pioneering grid modernization models like New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision process and Great Britain’s RIIO (Revenue = Incentives + Innovation + Outputs), the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets’ framework for setting price controls for utility network companies operating in the electricity and downstream natural gas markets. He also evaluated resource adequacy and capacity market design models that blend renewable energy and natural gas resources in these electricity markets as well as assessing competitive business model innovations to incentivize distributed energy generation. Dr. Nyangon has published over sixty articles, book chapters and books on energy, economics and environmental policy, including in WIREs Energy and Environment; The Energy Journal, Financial Analysts Journal (FAJ); South Korea’s Green Monitor: Technology Policy Review; Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy; Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy; IGI Global, among others.
Previously, he was a consultant at the United Nations in New York and has been a TED fellow. Prior to that post, he was an observer for the Canadian-based International Institute for Sustainable Development at the United Nations climate negotiations. Dr. Nyangon holds a doctorate (PhD) in energy and environmental policy from the University of Delaware’s Biden School of Public Policy and Administration focusing on energy economics; a master of public administration (M.P.A) from Columbia University; another master of science (M.Sc.) from the University of Greenwich (U.K.); and a bachelor of engineering (BSc.Eng) from the University of Nairobi.
He frequently provides expert commentary and strategic advisory on all aspects of energy and environmental economics, policy analysis, and technological innovations.
Research Interests: Climate Change Law and Policy; Energy Finance; Electricity Markets and Regulations; Global Environmental Markets; Projects and Project Finance; Technology and Innovation.