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Osborne’s long-game? The politics behind the down-scaling of low-carbon policies

by Frank Geels and Victoria Johnson. Within weeks of the newly elected Conservative government coming into power, the down-scaling of low-carbon policies began. The Green Deal, binned earlier this week, is the latest victim of the post-election cull which has

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“Politicians still hesitate while the world warms” – Reflections on OECD Angel Gurría’s speech

Angel Gurría, secretary-general of the OECD, gave a tour-de-force speech in London on 3rd of June 2015 as part of the organisation’s build-up to COP21 in Paris. He drew upon “Aligning Policies for a Low-carbon Economy“, an OECD report that

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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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Energy debates must not forget those less able to speak for themselves

Mari Martiskainen

Reflections from the 12th eceee summer study By Dr Mari Martiskainen As Colin Nolden mentioned in his post yesterday, four members of the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand attended the eceee Summer Study held near Hyeres, south of France, during 1-6th

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‘Sustainable Brighton’: Impressions on a day well spent with local stakeholders

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How sustainable is the city of Brighton? What are the different sustainability initiatives that can be undertaken at a local level? How do these local initiatives network and collaborate with each other? What are the barriers and opportunities in such

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