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Planning for economic recovery

By Dr Beatriz Aguirre-Martínez In this post-Covid period, we need new investments in jobs and skills after a significant economic contraction. As part of a webinar series for the CREDS project, a team of researchers led by the Sussex Energy

Posted in Energy and Society, Just and Sustainable Transitions to Net Zero, renewables, Sussex and local, Wellbeing and ecological economics

What role should local governments play in heat transitions? Lessons from the Netherlands and England

by Anna Devenish This blog was originally posted on the ‘Going Dutch?’ project website on 30/11/2022. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to a dramatic increase in natural gas prices and an unprecedented energy crisis in the European Union and

Posted in 'Whole systems' perspectives, Energy Governance and Policy, Energy infrastructure, Energy systems and supply technology, Housing, Local Energy, policy, renewables

Some initial responses to the Autumn Statement

On Thursday 17 November 2022, Jeremy Hunt, the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, made his anxiously awaited autumn statement. In doing so, he announced a number of energy-related polices for the United Kingdom, including green-lighting the Sizewell C Nuclear power plant,

Posted in All Posts, Energy and Society, Energy demand and behaviour, Energy Governance and Policy, Energy infrastructure, Energy systems and supply technology, Political economy of energy, renewables, Retrofitting buildings, Wind energy

Why You Should Consider a Place-Based Approach to Hydrogen

Hydrogen is very much on the agenda at COP27’s Energy Day today (15 November 2022). In today’s programme there are two separate sessions devoted to exploring hydrogen’s potential not only as a replacement for fossil fuels, but also as a

Posted in 'Whole systems' perspectives, All Posts, Energy Innovation and Digitalisation, Energy systems and supply technology, policy, renewables

A dialogue on examining datasets in the nuclear vs renewable energy debate

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Following the publication of their paper “Differences in carbon emissions reduction between countries pursuing renewable electricity versus nuclear power” in Nature Energy last October, Prof. Benjamin K Sovacool, Prof. Andy Stirling and their co-authors received a number of responses and

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Posted in All Posts, nuclear, renewables

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