Category: Climate

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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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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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Committees and hot air – is there a global warming link?

Dominic Maclaine After lengthy sessions negotiators at the latest COP21 (Conference Of Parties) meeting in Paris to tackle climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reached agreement on a new Protocol text aimed at...

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State of the Energy Union: we need clear targets & effective governance

State of the Energy Union Review Highlights the Need for Clear Targets and Effective Governance on the EU and Member State Level This blog links to a more detailed working paper: A Comparison of the...

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