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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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Diversity and complexity at the nexus: Reflections from China

By Iain Souter, Energy Policy Group, 3-Aug-2017 I was fortunate enough to participate recently in a three day workshop on the ‘Energy-Water-Climate Change Nexus in a Transitional Economy: Sustainability and Resilience’, held in Nanjing, China...

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Beware of Brexit certainty

DOMINIC MACLAINE   The controversy about Brexit rages on, with both sides making increasingly extreme, often unsubstantiated and even unpleasant statements in an effort to capture headlines and attract undecided voters to their cause....

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Forget new build, just use what you have got

DOMINIC MACLAINE News this month that EDF Energy has been granted life extensions for its nuclear plant prompts an interesting question – are we entering a period of utilising existing power plant rather than...

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Is it time to bite the bullet?

Dominic Maclaine Sometimes the thing that distracts you the most is something inconsequential like a buzzing fly or in the case of energy, smart metering. The Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) assertion that smart...

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Auctions – The myth of market forces

Oscar Fitch-Roy The renewable-energy industry’s attitude towards auctions has gradually shifted from outright resistance to grudging acceptance.But love them or loathe them, renewable-energy auctions are here to stay. Auction-based systems, also known as tenders,...

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