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Cooling, a blind spot in UK energy policy

By Mehri Khosravi and Richard Lowes, Energy Policy Group, 25th March 2022. The context The cooling of buildings accounts for about 20% of the total current electricity use worldwide, however, it is estimated that...

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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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Gender Balance in Energy Research: links to get you thinking on International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is an important moment to highlight our research on gender balance in the UK energy research portfolio, funded by the UK Energy Research Centre Whole Systems Networking Fund (UKERC WSNF). The project aims...

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Conceptualising the emerging digital energy landscape

By Emily Judson, Energy Policy Group, 24 January 2019 Digitalisation of energy is an evolving space, with the potential to effect significant and rapid changes in the energy system. These changes are already occurring...

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We need to talk about (deep) energy democracy

By Iain Soutar, Energy Policy Group, 12th November 2018 The concept of energy democracy is gaining ground across a range of actors engaged in research, advocacy and policy for sustainable energy. Incorporating a broader...

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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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Beware of Brexit certainty

DOMINIC MACLAINE   The controversy about Brexit rages on, with both sides making increasingly extreme, often unsubstantiated and even unpleasant statements in an effort to capture headlines and attract undecided voters to their cause....

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