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Why we need to rethink the financial future of oil

Andreas Goldthau, Central European University and Benjamin Sovacool, University of Sussex The price of oil keeps moving in one direction – down. Even political tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia (historically a cause of price rises) has not stopped the

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My awesome SPRU Masters experience

Okafor Akachukwu after graduating his SPRU Masters.

I have always planned to follow-up my undergraduate studies with a policy course.  My work in different themes of development: poverty reduction, education, water and sanitation, health care and environment had clearly illustrated to me that access to efficient, clean and affordable energy is the

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Why Germany is dumping nuclear power – and Britain isn’t

Philip Johnstone, University of Sussex and Andy Stirling, University of Sussex The starkly differing nuclear policies of Germany and the UK present perhaps the clearest divergence in developed world energy strategies. Under the current major Energy Transition (Energiewende), Germany is

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How Scotland could make the most of its energy efficiency policies (and why the rebound effect could be a good thing)

CIED project partners at the Centre for Energy Policy (CEP) at University of Strathclyde together with Climate XChange recently held an event ‘How Scotland could make the most of its energy efficiency policies.’ Hosted by the Scottish Government, the event

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Prof Jim Watson’s UKERC blog: Would a Global Apollo Programme deliver the low carbon innovation we need?

Introduction to Jim Watson’s blog by Dr Ralitsa Hiteva The Global Apollo Programme to Combat Climate Change report  which came out last week warns: “We are in danger”; “The perils of our current course”; “The dangerous shortfall in RD&D”. The

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