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Why ‘rebound effects’ may cut energy savings in half

Earth from space, showing clusters of electric lighting

This blog was originally published by Carbon Brief as a guest post from Dr Paul Brockway and Prof Steve Sorrell. Improving the energy efficiency of everything from the lights in people’s homes to the cars they drive is a key component of

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Introduction to Responsive Organising for Low Emission Societies (ROLES)

What is ROLES? ROLES is exploring how European city-regions can accelerate and intensify decarbonisation, specifically looking at the role of digitalisation of energy infrastructure and focusing on pathways that also create social benefits (such as reducing fuel and transport poverty).

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CREDS update: The energy use impacts of 5G mobile networks

Find out more about our ongoing CREDS project, seeking to understand the emission impacts from the imminent rollout of 5G mobile networks. Whilst 5G is primarily associated with super-fast download speeds, an important part of the purpose of 5G is

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Parents, preeners, pets and pipes: what motivates heating decisions?

Home heating is essential through any blustery British winter, especially as Covid-19 restrictions confine us to our own living spaces and deepen our appreciation of home comforts. Accounting for 37% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions, the heating sector also

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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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