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Heat: a policy chasm on the route towards net-zero

By Richard Lowes, University of Exeter. 5th of May 2020 Introduction BEIS released a suite of documents regarding ‘clean heating’ policy last Tuesday including most importantly details of what will follow on from the...

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Local Authorities and Sustainable Energy: Decentralisation and Capacity Building

By Jess Britton, University of Exeter and Caroline Kuzemko, University of Warwick. 24th February, 2020. There is increasing focus, both within the UK and internationally, on the role of sub-national actors in sustainable energy systems....

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10 steps to heat pumping your house

By Richard Lowes, Energy Policy Group, 6th of February 2020 It’s pretty obvious that in order to decarbonise heating, we’re going to need a lot of heat pumps. Even the historically quiet-on-heat Ofgem said it...

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A heat and buildings decarbonisation policy framework for a zero carbon UK

By Richard Lowes, Energy Policy Group, 9th of August  A few months ago, I published a blog on 10 policy steps needed to support the decarbonisation of heat in the UK. Since then, the net-zero...

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Worlds Apart

By Rachel Bray, Energy Policy Group, 22nd of July  Delivering a decarbonised, smart and flexible energy system is increasingly a very interlinked process. Within this the role of flexibility is key for the future...

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How to build gender balance in the energy research portfolio – we need a Power Shift

Authors: Basia Cieszewska, Jess Britton, Julie Smith The challenge of rapidly decarbonising our energy system can’t be addressed if only half of the population is involved. Unfortunately it’s old news that women are significantly...

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Beyond Peak Heat

By Richard Lowes, Energy Policy Group, 30th of April 2019 Around two years ago I released the blog: Is the ‘peak heat’ issue all it’s made out to be? It led to a piece...

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AI in energy: is it as smart as you think? Part Three

By Emily Judson, Energy Policy Group, 8 April 2019 Artificial intelligence (AI) is currently in the spotlight due to recent rapid expansion of AI technologies across a range of applications in both private and...

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