• Jac McCluskey

  • Theme:Transport Policy & Economics
  • Project:Transitioning to a Low Carbon Bus Transportation Solution
  • Supervisor: Charles Larkin
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Jac graduated from the University of Bath with a first class degree in Economics. Prior to joining AAPS, Jac worked as an intern research economist for the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) to help determine the feasibility of operating low-emission buses in Dublin. Moreover, during his time as leader of the sustainable transport Vertically Integrated Project (VIP), Jac helped to produce an "E-Scooter Impact Report" for B&NES Council. The policy proposals derived from this research were later discussed in a meeting with local policy makers.



  • I played for Brighton's community team in a Dutch football tournament
  • There are more than 5 films which I have watched over 20 times
  • I won a chilli eating competition at a university curry club social
  • If you see me at Karaoke, I will be singing "Escape" (AKA the pina colada song)
  • I was named after my great uncle Jackie - a Jesuit priest who worked as a teacher in Ghana

Transitioning to a Low Carbon Bus Transportation Solution

Jac's PhD will look at the development of a public policy framework to transition mass transit fleets in the UK from existing diesel propulsion to net-zero or near-net-zero propulsion systems. The analysis will look at the financing requirements and the design of battery-electric, hybrid-electric and hydrogen fuel cell fleets in terms of costs and subsidization requirements for transition and medium-term operations. The research work will deliver the design of a covered bond (green bond) to finance the roll out of such fleets in the absence of the EIB lending facility in a post-Brexit UK. It would also include an outline of the required legislative and statutory instrument changes and potential public procurement/state aid regulatory changes that would be required to make the project viable under different population, topographical and propulsion scenarios.

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