Publications

Here's a handy list of relevant publications by the team.

Baker, K.J., 2021. IPCC report: global emissions must peak by 2025 to keep warming at 1.5°C – we need deeds not words. The Conversation, 9th August 2021. Available at: https://theconversation.com/ipcc-report-global-emissions-must-peak-by-2025-to-keep-warming-at-1-5-c-we-need-deeds-not-words-165598#comment_2579879 

Baker, K.J., Anderson, A., Hunter, E., McAlpine, R., Chapman, D., Dalzell, C., & Hanlon, C., 2021. 21 for 21: The Climate Change Actions Scotland Needs Now. Statement by Common Weal, EPRi & The BEAM Centre. Available at: https://commonweal.scot/policies/21-for-21/

Baker, K.J., 2021. Why using hydrogen to heat homes is more hot air. Source News, 15th March 2021. Available at: https://sourcenews.scot/keith-baker-why-using-hydrogen-to-heat-homes-is-more-hot-air/ And syndicated to Brave New Europe as Why Hydrogen as Fuel is so Problematic, 15th March 2021. Available at: https://braveneweurope.com/keith-baker-why-hydrogen-as-fuel-is-so-problematic 

Baker, K.J., & Mould, R., 2021. Will reforming EPCs tackle energy efficiency and fuel poverty? Energy Action Scotland, Energy Review Spring 2021. Available at: https://files.constantcontact.com/3105cc1e501/87cae4ad-9d15-4460-b209-53da02d26ea7.pdf 

Baker, K.J., 2020. The stakes have never been higher in the battle for 100% renewables. Source News, 12th November 2020. Available at: https://sourcenews.scot/keith-baker-the-stakes-have-never-been-higher-in-the-battle-for-100-renewables/  

Baker, K.J., 2020. Why homeworking must become a right. Source News, 8th July 2020. Available at: https://sourcenews.scot/keith-baker-why-homeworking-must-become-a-right/

Baker, K.J., 2020. How should our approach to energy use change post-lockdown? Source News, 9th June 2020. Available at: https://sourcenews.scot/keith-baker-how-should-our-approach-to-energy-use-change-post-lockdown/

Baker, K.J., 2020. Eliminating fuel poverty in a post-Covid world. Source News, 5th May 2020. Available at: https://sourcenews.scot/eliminating-fuel-poverty-in-a-post-covid-world/ 

Baker, K.J., & Mould, R., 2020. Evidence Summary on Energy Performance Certificates and the delivery of energy efficiency and fuel poverty policies in Scotland. 

Baker, K.J., Mould, R., & McKelvie, L., 2020. Better, Warmer Homes. EPRi and Common Weal, 20th February 2020. Available at: https://commonweal.scot/better-warmer-homes

Baker, K.J., & Wood, G., 2019. Our time is up: Why we have just 12 years to eliminate the fossil fuel industry and transform society. Commonspace, 19th November 2019. Available at: https://www.commonspace.scot/articles/14912/our-time-why-we-have-just-12-years-eliminate-fossil-fuel-industry-and-transform 

😀Out now😀: Wood, G., & Baker, K.J., (eds), 2019. The Palgrave Handbook of Managing Fossil Fuels and Energy Transitions. Palgrave Macmillan, Nov 2019. Available at: https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783030280758

Baker, K.J., & Styles, P., 2019. UK government’s fracking ‘ban’ has a convenient loophole. The Conversation, 8th November 2019. Available at: https://theconversation.com/uk-governments-fracking-ban-has-a-convenient-loophole-126475 

Unaegbu, E.U., & Baker, K.J., 2019. Assessing the Potential for Energy from Waste Plants to Tackle Energy Poverty and Earn Carbon Credits for Nigeria. International Journal of Energy Policy and Management, 2019; 4(2): 8-16 ISSN: 2472-9477; ISSN: 2472-9493. Pre-publication version available at: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1f9W74QozUShaTE4DvzyFp7i6u4vpcnmE

Crichton, S., Burbaite, R., & Baker, K.J., 2019. Living Positively: Research into the energy advice and support needs of householders with dementia. Report for the European Social Fund by Scarf and Glasgow Caledonian University. Available at: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Bu39CuAmZ2cVcdmIThdOwtNkC9K5aRkB

Baker, K.J., Mould, R., Dalzell, C., McAlpine, R., & Shafi, J., 2019. Carbon-free, Poverty-free: Heating options for rural Scotland. Policy paper for Calor by Common Weal, Glasgow Caledonian University, and the Energy Poverty Research initiative. June 2019. Available at: https://commonweal.scot/policy-library/carbon-free-poverty-free

Baker, K.J., 2019. Rebuilding the market for sustainable timber: Some thoughts from Scotland. Invest Foresight, 24th August 2019. Available at: https://investforesight.com/rebuilding-the-market-for-sustainable-timber-some-thoughts-from-scotland/ and in Russian at: https://www.if24.ru/ekologichnaya-drevesina-rossii/ 


Baker, K.J., & Mould, R., 2019. Just Warmth: Developing equitable and sustainable district heating systems in Scotland. A Common Weal policy paper, 12th May 2019. Available at: https://commonweal.scot/policy-library/just-warmth

Baker, K.J., 2019. Paying for your sins: Why carbon offsetting is not a serious approach to climate change. Commonspace, 1st May 2019. Available at: https://www.commonspace.scot/articles/14185/keith-baker-paying-your-sins-why-carbon-offsetting-not-serious-approach-climate

The National, 2019. Common Weal urges Scottish Government to adopt radical heating networks. Available at: https://www.thenational.scot/news/17633939.common-weal-urges-scottish-government-to-adopt-radical-heating-networks/

Pridmore, A., Baker, K.J., & Wistow, J., 2019. Impacts of Climate Change on Social Care in Scotland. Report for ClimateXChange Scotland by Aether UK, Glasgow Caledonian University, and Durham University. May 2019.

Mould, R., & Baker, K.J., 2019. Scotland needs an energy policy that delivers radical solutions. Commonspace, 19th March 2019. Available at: https://www.commonspace.scot/articles/14002/scotland-needs-energy-policy-delivers-radical-solutions  

The National, 2019. New report hails potential of Scottish national energy company. Available at: https://www.thenational.scot/news/17417404.new-report-hails-potential-of-scottish-national-energy-company/

Baker, K.J., Mould, R., Stewart, F., Restrick, S., Melone, H., & Atterson, B., 2019. Never try and face the journey alone: Exploring the face-to-face advocacy needs of fuel poor and vulnerable householders. Energy Research and Social Science, Vol. 59, (2019) pp. 210-219. Pre-pub version at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YlNs00kkijMf24lSe5iG53n75BBLpvNh/view?usp=sharing Shareable link to published version: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1YhpP7tZ6ZjK7R 

Baker, K.J., Morgan., G., Mould, R., & Wright, I., 2019. Powering Our Ambitions: The role of Scotland’s Publicly Owned Energy Company and the case for a Scottish Energy Development Agency. A Common Weal policy paper. Available at: http://139.59.184.70/sites/default/files/2019-02/National%20Energy%20Company.pdf  

Baker, K.J., & Mould, R., 2018. Energy Performance Certificates - An Alternative Approach. A Common Weal policy paper. Available at: https://commonweal.scot/library/energy-performance-certificates-an-alternative-approach/

Baker, K.J., Mould, R., & Restrick, S., 2018. Rethink fuel poverty as a complex problem. Nature Energy, 2nd July 2018. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41560-018-0204-2 Available at: https://rdcu.be/2j8E  

Atterson, B., Restrick, S., Baker, K.J., Mould, R., Stewart, F., & Melone, H., 2018. Down to the Wire: Research into support and advice services for households in Scotland reliant on electric heating. Report for the Consumer Futures Unit, Citizens Advice Scotland. Available at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yu9FckmxnwQMXhOnMXj1FoLsWMSegGF-/view?usp=sharing  

Baker, K.J., 2018. Energy expert says fracking risks outweigh the potential benefits. The Herald, 10th January 2018. Available at: http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15816945.Energy_expert_says_fracking_risks_outweigh_the_potential_benefits/

Baker, K.J., & Stewart, F., 2017. “Warm, friendly, reliable, and do what they say they do”: An Evaluation of South Seeds’ Energy Advocacy Services. Glasgow Caledonian University & Dr Fraser Stewart, December 2017. Available at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eWIzAD_6chABLnZKX42aZ9kOju3YtBaP/view?usp=sharing

Wood, G., & Baker, K.J. (eds), 2017. A Critical Review of Scottish Renewable and Low Carbon Energy Policy. Palgrave Macmillan, Aug 2017. Available at: https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783319568973

Baker, K.J., 2017. Electricity is a rip-off – we need a truly radical intervention in the energy market. The Conversation, August 2017.Available at: https://theconversation.com/electricity-is-a-rip-off-we-need-a-truly-radical-intervention-in-the-energy-market-77502  

Mould, R., & Baker, K.J., 2017. Documenting fuel poverty from the householders’ perspective. Energy Research and Social Science, 31, (2017), pp.21–31. Open access pre-publication version available at: http://researchonline.gcu.ac.uk/portal/files/25041224/Baker_documenting_fuel_poverty_from_the_householders_perspective_FINAL_REVISION.pdf

Mould, R., & Baker, K.J., 2017. Uncovering hidden geographies and socio-economic influences on fuel poverty using household fuel spend data: A meso-scale study in Scotland. Indoor and Built Environment, Vol. 20, (7), 1-23, DOI: 10.1177/1420326X17707326. Available at: https://www.energypoverty.eu/publication/uncovering-hidden-geographies-and-socio-economic-influences-fuel-poverty-using-household

Pridmore, A., Smith, A., Baker, K.J., Ahlgen, C., & Williamson, T., 2017. Evidence Review of the Potential Wider Impacts of Climate Change Mitigation Options: Built Environment Sector. Report for the Scottish Government. Available at: http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0051/00513151.pdf  

Unaegbu, E., 2017. Scaling Household Energy Poverty in Nigeria. Nigeria Electricity Hub. Available at: https://www.nigeriaelectricityhub.com/2017/04/10/scaling-household-energy-poverty-in-nigeria/

Baker, K.J., Mould, R., & Restrick, S., 2016. Proiseact Spéird – The Spéird Project: Understanding influences on fuel poverty in rural and island Scotland. Final report for the Eaga Charitable Trust, November 2016. Available at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19RhP3SqEVOo-ZdYHK7zhS83bUJ2KcQno/view?usp=sharing

Baker, K.J., 2016. Nearly 20 years later, fuel poverty is still as high in Scotland as it was in 1996. Scottish Energy News. Available at: http://www.scottishenergynews.com/nearly-20-years-later-fuel-poverty-is-still-as-high-in-scotland-as-it-was-in-1996/

Baker, K.J., 2016. Scotland’s not even close to getting on top of fuel poverty – here’s why. The Conversation, 31st October 2016. Available at: https://theconversation.com/scotlands-not-even-close-to-getting-on-top-of-fuel-poverty-heres-why-67917

Maiden, T., Baker, K.J., & Faulk, A., 2016. Taking the Temperature: Review of Energy Efficiency and Fuel Poverty Programmes in Scotland. Report for Citizens Advice Scotland by CAG Consultants, Glasgow Caledonian University, and the Energy Agency. Available at: http://www.cas.org.uk/publications/taking-temperature

Baker, K.J., & Roaf, S., 2015. Energy Storage: Report on the ICARB International Energy Storage Workshop, 2014. Available at: www.icarb.org 

Baker, K.J., & Roaf, S., 2014. Carbon Accounting for Cities and Communities: Report on the 6th International Conference on Carbon Accounting. Available at: www.icarb.org

Mould, R., Baker, K.J., & Emmanuel, R., 2014. Behind the Definition of Fuel Poverty: Understanding differences between the Fuel Spend of Rural and Urban Homes. Queens Political Review, Vol. II, 2014, Issue 2, pp. 7-24.

Teedon, P.L., Gillespie, M., Lindsay, K., & Baker, K.J., 2014. Parental perceptions of the impacts the built environment has on young children's health: a qualitative examination and lay assessment amongst residents in four Scottish communities. Health and Place, 28 (2014), pp. 50-57.

Baker, K.J., Emmanuel, R., & Phillipson, M., 2014. Review of the Energy Assistance Package. Report for the Scottish Government. Available at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mdAvncmRtrxd9EcmhbJgfIDuUTixeedq/view?usp=sharing

Unaegbu, E., & Baker, K.J., 2014. Assessing Community Perception and Attitude towards Climate Change and Flooding in the Lower Benue River Basin, Nigeria. Journal of Earth Science and Climatic Change, 2014, 5:6.

Emmanuel, R., & Baker, K.J., 2012. Carbon Management in the Built Environment. Routledge. June 2012.

Baker, K.J., Emmanuel, R., & Phillipson, M., 2012. Support for RPP2 - Abatement - Built Environment. Report for ClimateXChange Scotland. Available at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16eKdjSti7XpOrv5YSemKOiN9whA6EA0M/view?usp=sharing

Baker, K.J., Emmanuel, R., & Phillipson, M., 2012. Support for RPP2 - Housing Futures. Report for ClimateXChange Scotland. Available at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GZaihouIMSqz9EMSL0QdrGNvPdV8lk3J/view?usp=sharing

Baker, K.J., Griffiths, P., Teedon, P., & Thomson, C., 2011. Delivering climate change through behaviour change: the work of civil society organisations. Northern European Social Science Conference, Stockholm, June 2011.

Scott, J., Baker, K.J., & Reid, S., 2011. Improving Energy Efficiency in the Housing Sector in Scotland: Exploring the Role of Regulation. Report for Consumer Focus Scotland.

Baker, K.J., Lomas, K.J., & Rylatt, M., 2010. Energy Use. In Jenks, M., & Jones, C., Dimensions of the Sustainable City 2, pp. 129-143.

Roaf, S., Baker, K.J., & Peacock, A., 2008. Evidence on Hard to Treat Properties. Report for the Scottish Government. Available at: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2008/10/17095821/0

Baker, K.J., & Rylatt, M., 2008. Improving the prediction of UK domestic energy demand using annual consumption data. Applied Energy, Volume 85, Issue 6, June 2008, pages 475-482.