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Budget 2016: Stakeholders await crucial policy clarity

“What do we want? Clarity over the Levy Control Framework! When do we want it? In the Budget would have been nice…” On Wednesday, the Chancellor unveiled his 2016 Budget. Reports have unsurprisingly focused on the sugar tax (which some

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“Energy security is not all about building big legacy projects”: notes from a Select Committee enquiry

Emily Cox, Sussex Energy Group As seems more and more the case in recent years, energy security is top of everyone’s agenda, probably at least in part due to recent reporting of increased risk of the lights going out this

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Posted in All Posts, Community Energy, nuclear, policy, renewables

Paris warms up for climate event of the decade – Our Common Future under Climate Change

People on stage at the Our Common Future Under Climate Change conference

Last week, more than 2000 climate change researchers gathered in Paris for the ‘Our Common Future under Climate Change’ conference, an enormous and prestigious event as part of the preparations for the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris later this year.

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The end of onshore wind subsidies: what now for ‘secure, affordable and low-carbon’ electricity?

  On Thursday, the government announced that it would be ending subsidies for onshore wind under the Renewables Obligation a year earlier than planned, in April 2016. There are also plans to give local communities a veto over new wind

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A response to Harry Saunders’ “Divestment will not keep carbon in the ground”

This blog post is a response to a recent article on the divestment of shares in fossil fuels by Harry Saunders. Jack and Emily are part of the ‘Fossil Free Sussex’ campaign, which aims to encourage the University to move

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