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Response to Paterson’s unremarkable and nonsensical speech

Owen Paterson, the UK’s former Secretary of State for the Environment – and now scourge of environmentalists – made the most extraordinary speech a few days ago on climate change and energy policy[1].  The speech was a rare combination of … Continue reading

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Technological Absenteeism and energy futures

In Europe, taking on climate change involves backing a good number. 20% emissions cuts by 2020. 20% efficiency savings. 20% of whatever you’re having yourself and if all goes well by next year it will be 40% by 2050. 100% … Continue reading

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Comments on a seminar titled: “Theorising an instrument for a ‘Low Carbon Bretton Woods’”

Officially launched during a SPRU seminar titled “Theorising an instrument for a ‘Low Carbon Bretton Woods’”, held on Friday 2nd of May, an innovative idea focusing on climate change-related international policies and carbon markets has recently raised interest and debate … Continue reading

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Statistics with stories – the making of a policy brief?

It feels like it has been raining non-stop for weeks, even though I can now look outside and see some blue sky amongst the clouds. Certainly for those vulnerable communities across the country there is currently no silver  lining as … Continue reading

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The CCC – lobbying or simply presenting the Inconvenient Truth?

Florian Kern, Co-Director of Sussex Energy Group. Question: When is independent analysis and advice seen to be lobbying? Answer: When it presents an ‘Inconvenient Truth’ I was prompted to consider this while reading a recent Endsreport article (14th January 2014) … Continue reading

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