Exeter Energy Policy Group blog Blog

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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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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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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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