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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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All at sea: making sense of the UK’s muddled nuclear policy

A new ‘The Conversation’ post by Phil Johnston and Andy Stirling Philip Johnstone, University of Sussex and Andy Stirling, University of Sussex The chancellor of the exchequer, George Osborne, has recently been waving huge wads of cash at different (but

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PRASEG – Parliamentary renewable and sustainable energy group

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On Tuesday 17 March the Parliamentary Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group, a cross party group for UK politicians and senior industry stakeholders that exists to promote sustainable energy issues in Parliament and the wider political community, met to discuss Energy

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Will we ever be cooking Christmas turkeys from Hinkley C?

The proposed nuclear development at Hinkley point in Somerset is once again in troubled waters  following news that shares in the French state owned reactor vendor Areva have plummeted by almost a quarter. The company is the only one that can

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European Commission critique of UK nuclear strategy – the potential for a Hinkley-shaped hole in UK energy infrastructure

Nuclear power returns and so does the state. The energy policy that spans England and Wales, unlike those of most European nations, includes strong commitments to construct new nuclear power, with 16GW of new capacity planned by 2030 (BIS, 2013).

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