Category: Climate

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Air Traffic Controls? Local Government Ownership and National Policy Changes

By Calum Harvey-Scholes, Energy Policy Group, 10th of August 2021 I set out in the first blog in this series how different UK local governments are approving and refusing applications for expansion, occasionally with...

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Air Traffic Controls? National Policy and Governance

By Calum Harvey-Scholes, Energy Policy Group, 4th of August 2021. This second in the “Air Traffic Controls” blog series continues from the first, using policy analysis examine the contradiction between climate policy and the...

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Air Traffic Controls? Climate Action and Expanding 31 UK Airports

By Calum Harvey-Scholes, Energy Policy Group, 30th of July 2021 This blog series describes the mismatch between the climate ambition of the UK national and local governments on the one hand, and plans to...

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The Future of Serving Customers

A guest blog* by Laura Sandy, CBE, Challenging Ideas. We have exciting challenging and essential tasks as a sector in relation to our customers – whether domestic or business.  The big opportunity is the...

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The answer to our heating problem is blowing in the wind

By Richard Lowes and Oscar Fitch-Roy, University of Exeter Energy Policy Group, 27th of January 2021 Dramatic falls in the cost of wind energy make it a strategically important form of energy for the UK...

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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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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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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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