Category: Governance

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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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Is the ‘peak heat’ issue all it’s made out to be?

By Richard Lowes, Energy Policy Group If the UK’s Climate Change Act target of an 80% reduction on 1990 emissions levels by 2050 is to be met, it’s generally believed that space and hot...

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Labour’s energy manifesto isn’t about nationalisation, so what does it really say?

Guest Blog from: Stephen Hall, Research Fellow in energy economics and policy, University of Leeds Headlines claiming that the Labour manifesto means a re-nationalisation of the energy sector are wrong. So what does it...

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Who owns the UK’s energy distribution networks?

By Richard Lowes, Energy Policy Group When one thinks about the rules and regulations around the UK’s energy networks (which luckily for us at the EPG we often do) we tend to consider price...

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Brexit and energy: what future for UK-EU energy cooperation?

Brexit and energy: what future for UK-EU energy cooperation? Written by:  Antony Froggatt and Georgina Wright from Chatham House and Matthew Lockwood from the Energy Policy Group at the University of Exeter. The UK’s...

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Hinkley C delay: how UK can exploit this attack of common sense in energy policy

BRIDGET WOODMAN THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED IN THE CONVERSATION   These are extraordinary times for energy policy in the UK. After years of resigned acceptance that the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station would...

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Could 2016 be the year the Big Six become a memory?

DOMINIC MACLAINE According to the BBC website the price of Brent oil crude has fallen to under $28 a barrel before recovering to trade at $28.36. As a result of the falling price of...

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