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It’s time to Save it for your Monergy! (and for the planet too)

By Dr Mari Martiskainen The Energy Security Strategy misses an opportunity for deep energy demand reduction The UK announced its long-awaited Energy Security Strategy today. As expected, it outlines  major energy supply related options: more nuclear power, more fracking exploration,

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Climate strikes back: anatomy of protesters in six cities

Climate strikes protestors, one holding a board that reads Reduce Reduce Reduce

This post was originally published in The Beam. The Beam is a tri-annual printed publication covering the energy transition and the race to a zero carbon economy. In August 2018, Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg started to strike from school on

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Transitioning to low-carbon transport must address social justice issues alongside emissions reductions

Dr Mari Martiskainen, Senior Research Fellow at SPRU and Equity and Justice Theme lead for the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS), and Dr Max Lacey-Barnacle, Research Fellow in Energy Justice at SPRU, explain why we must think

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Could community energy be part of Finland’s transition to a low carbon future?

In recent years there has been a surge of interest in community energy projects. Countries such as Denmark, Germany and the UK have seen such initiatives flourish, creating new ways of “doing energy”. As the country with the second highest

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Energy for Society: First International Conference on Energy Research & Social Science

What do folklore, yak cheese, Chinese dams and the Dakota pipeline all have in common? Energy and social science. The First International Conference on Energy Research and Social Science, held on 2-5 April in Sitges, Spain, aimed “to spotlight what

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