Category: Fossil Fuels

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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 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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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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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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Why Norway may open up spectacular Lofoten archipelago to oil and gas firms

At the start of each year, Norway hands out new licences for offshore oil and gas development. Typically, these “Awards in Predefined Areas” (APA) receive little coverage outside of the specialist media. But this...

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Looming election fuels blogosphere chatter

With a General Election imminent there has been a sharp rise in internet chatter on energy – viz. the low wholesale price plus the  high level of domestic prices and the massive margins that...

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