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Should Fracking Decisions be made locally?

Shale gas exploration in the UK has been in the headlines, but little activity has taken place so far. Whether unconventional gas should be part of the UK energy mix is not only the question of economic viability but also

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Why South Africa is finding it difficult to wean itself off coal

Dr Lucy Baker

Lucy Baker, University of Sussex and Jesse Burton, University of Cape Town South Africa has made domestic and international commitments to climate change mitigation. But the country continues to depend on coal-fired power plants, which provide 92% of its electricity.

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Posted in All Posts, renewables, study

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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Posted in All Posts, Fossil fuels, Guest Blog, renewables

Short-sighted Tory energy policies could undo years of effort

A re-blog of a post in The Conversation by CIED‘s Noam Bergman, Lee Stapleton and Mari Martiskainen The new Conservative government is letting slip its commitments to renewable energy and climate change mitigation. The bad decisions keep coming, and don’t add up to a

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