Category: Governance

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Heat: a policy chasm on the route towards net-zero

By Richard Lowes, University of Exeter. 5th of May 2020 Introduction BEIS released a suite of documents regarding ‘clean heating’ policy last Tuesday including most importantly details of what will follow on from the...

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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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A heat and buildings decarbonisation policy framework for a zero carbon UK

By Richard Lowes, Energy Policy Group, 9th of August  A few months ago, I published a blog on 10 policy steps needed to support the decarbonisation of heat in the UK. Since then, the net-zero...

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How to build gender balance in the energy research portfolio – we need a Power Shift

Authors: Basia Cieszewska, Jess Britton, Julie Smith The challenge of rapidly decarbonising our energy system can’t be addressed if only half of the population is involved. Unfortunately it’s old news that women are significantly...

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AI in energy: is it as smart as you think? Part Three

By Emily Judson, Energy Policy Group, 8 April 2019 Artificial intelligence (AI) is currently in the spotlight due to recent rapid expansion of AI technologies across a range of applications in both private and...

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AI in energy: is it as smart as you think? Part Two

By Emily Judson, Energy Policy Group, 1 April 2019 Artificial intelligence (AI) is currently in the spotlight due to recent rapid expansion of applied AI technologies across both private and public sectors. Applied AI...

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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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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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