Director, Gas, Power, and Energy Futures, IHS Markit
Steven Knell, Ph.D., director with the Gas, Power, and Energy Futures team at IHS Markit, is a specialist in low-carbon energy transitions.
Dr. Knell’s principal expertise lies in analysis of environmental regulatory frameworks and their impacts on company strategy and the energy market landscape. He is a lead for the Energy and Climate Scenarios capability and is a main contributor to global climate policy and greenhouse gas emission research across IHS Markit. Dr. Knell’s current research and consulting work focus is on company responses to the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures; the implications of the Paris Agreement and national climate policy on conventional energy production and consumption; the features of low-emission cases and 2-degree Celsius–consistent global energy scenarios; carbon capture, use, and storage; and the role of carbon pricing, emission markets, and low-carbon technology strategies for the oil and gas and power sectors. Dr. Knell has previously served in the Canadian Federal Ministry of Environment and with the United Nations Development Programme in Croatia. Educated in the United Kingdom, he holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Kent at Canterbury, a Master of Science from the London School of Economics, and a Ph.D. from the University of Sussex.