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Was COP21 a failure or a success?

On her return from the COP21 climate change conference, Sandra Pointel considered the hefty debate over whether the Paris Agreement is a success or a failure. The polarisation between bad and good views of the deal is no surprise to

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Posted in All Posts, Conferences and events, News

Has the Spending Review delivered a coherent approach to energy innovation? – Jim Watson writes for UKERC

In his new blog for UKERC, Jim Watson reacts to the energy policy implications of the UK Government Spending Review. One of the prominent themes of the review is the need for innovation in energy technologies and systems, which has

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Posted in All Posts, News, policy, renewables

Why Germany is dumping nuclear power – and Britain isn’t

Philip Johnstone, University of Sussex and Andy Stirling, University of Sussex The starkly differing nuclear policies of Germany and the UK present perhaps the clearest divergence in developed world energy strategies. Under the current major Energy Transition (Energiewende), Germany is

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Posted in All Posts, Guest Blog, News, nuclear

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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Posted in All Posts, Fossil fuels, News, policy, renewables, Wind energy

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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