David Reiner is a political scientist and is currently University Senior Lecturer in Technology Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School. David has advised government, industry and non-governmental organisations on energy and environmental policy, with a particular emphasis on the politics of climate change and the social acceptability of low-carbon or net-negative mitigation options for achieving net zero targets including carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS), hydrogen, and other energy and carbon dioxide removal (CDR) options. He is frequently interviewed in national and international media including the BBC World Service, The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Bloomberg, Reuters, The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph.
David is Assistant Director of the Energy Policy Research Group, and is also a Research Associate of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research and the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, both at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He sits on the steering committee of the International Energy Agency Greenhouse Gas Programme’s Social Research Network and the Advisory Board of the Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge. David serves on the UK CCUS Council chaired by the UK energy minister. He is also a non-executive director of Gore Street Capital. David has provided both written and oral testimony before the House of Commons Committee on Science and Technology and the Committee on Energy and Climate Change and contributed to the World Economic Forum in Davos and Moscow. He is the recipient of research grants from UK Research and Innovation, the European Commission, and the UK Government.