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Efficiency First: a new paradigm for a sustainable energy system

The UK’s energy policy is at crossroads. Ambitious carbon targets, an aging energy infrastructure, rising fuel poverty and a legacy of fossil fuel investment warrant bold political decisions to ensure the UK transitions to a sustainable low-carbon energy system. Because

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Energy Performance Certificates and renting in Brighton – From “nice to know” to improved houses?

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Usually as a researcher I base my insights on the research and systematic empirical studies I carry out. However, on this particular occasion, the insights are of a more personal nature. Having started to do research on building energy efficiency

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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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Offshore wind: how to keep friends and not alienate people

  The final design for the Rampion offshore wind farm, to be located off the coast of Brighton, was released last week. The final plans reveal a significant reduction in the size of the array. This is both good and

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Electricity for all? New research assesses the successes and failures of community-based micro grids

In this post Lorenz Gollwitzer, Research Student at SPRU, discusses with us his recently published paper that introduces a new methodological and theoretical foundation for studying the reasons for successes and failures of community-based micro grids. I am standing in Olosho-Oibor, a

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