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Sam Pickard

Research Associate

  • Climate and Sustainability
Portrait of Sam Pickard

Sam Pickard is a Research Associate who brings a technical research background to analysis of wider economic and political issues surrounding sustainable development. His interests include energy transitions, energy poverty/access, and decarbonising development, among others.

With a Master's degree in chemical engineering and a PhD in low-carbon technologies, Sam is an experienced researcher who has worked with academia, industry, and government. Sam spent most of 2017 in Central America working with a local university's renewable energy department, and with a number of rural development NGOs.

Sam's research with ODI has covered many countries and a broad range of issues that range from fossil fuel subsidies and geoengineering, to sustainable development pathways and government policies to combat energy poverty.

  1. How clean is clean coal?

  2. G20 subsidies to oil, gas and coal production: Germany

    Research reports

  3. G20 subsidies to oil, gas and coal production: China

    Research reports

  4. G20 subsidies to oil, gas and coal production: United Kingdom

    Research reports

  5. G20 subsidies to oil, gas and coal production: Saudi Arabia

    Research reports

  6. G20 subsidies to oil, gas and coal production: Russia

    Research reports

  7. G20 subsidies to oil, gas and coal production: Argentina

    Research reports

  8. FAQ: coal and energy poverty

  9. Can fracking green China’s growth?

    Research reports

  10. Private climate finance in Sub-Saharan Africa: mapping incentives and investment

    Working papers

  11. Fossil fuel exploration subsidies: Brazil

    Research reports

  12. Fossil fuel exploration subsidies: France

    Research reports

  13. Fossil fuel exploration subsidies: Saudi Arabia

    Research reports

  14. Fossil fuel exploration subsidies: Russia

    Research reports

  15. Fossil fuel exploration subsidies: South Africa

    Research reports

  16. Fossil fuel exploration subsidies: Japan

    Research reports

  17. Fossil fuel exploration subsidies: Indonesia

    Research reports

  18. Fossil fuel exploration subsidies: China

    Research reports

  19. Fossil fuel exploration subsidies: United Kingdom

    Research reports

  20. The fossil fuel bailout: G20 subsidies for oil, gas and coal exploration

    Research reports