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Decarbonising heat – 10 policy steps to drive a low carbon heat market

By Richard Lowes, Energy Policy Group, 21 March 2019 Optimism versus realism As a natural optimist, I seriously hope that much of the UK’s heat decarbonisation problem can be solved by technological and social...

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Gender Balance in Energy Research: links to get you thinking on International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is an important moment to highlight our research on gender balance in the UK energy research portfolio, funded by the UK Energy Research Centre Whole Systems Networking Fund (UKERC WSNF). The project aims...

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Conceptualising the emerging digital energy landscape

By Emily Judson, Energy Policy Group, 24 January 2019 Digitalisation of energy is an evolving space, with the potential to effect significant and rapid changes in the energy system. These changes are already occurring...

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We need to talk about (deep) energy democracy

By Iain Soutar, Energy Policy Group, 12th November 2018 The concept of energy democracy is gaining ground across a range of actors engaged in research, advocacy and policy for sustainable energy. Incorporating a broader...

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Phew what a scorcher!

IAN SAVAGE Hononary University Fellow   The summer of 2018 is going to be remembered as a good summer by many, or a bit of a killer by a few. By those of us...

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Policy communities: small world, big deal

By OSCAR FITCH-ROY Climate change is kind of a big deal. It will affect all life on the planet in some way. The precise details (on a scale of bad to unthinkable) depend on...

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Barriers to Local Energy Markets in GB

By Rachel Bray, Energy Policy Group, 10th May 2018* The need to decarbonise the GB electricity system, alongside the falling costs of renewable technologies and developments in IT capabilities, provides us with an opportunity...

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Wind farms: Britain’s offshore boom is concentrating power in the hands of a few very large developers

By Bridget Woodman, Energy Policy Group, 11th Sept 2017 The price of offshore wind continues to fall dramatically. The UK government’s latest round of contracts for renewable generation have just been announced, and they show...

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