Tag Archives: renewable energy

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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Multi regime interactions between UK infrastructure sectors

Research Fellow, Dr. Ralitsa Hiteva, focuses in this blogpost on the importance of learning more about the interactions between several sectors at the heart of governing infrastructure independencies, and argues for better co-ordination between them. 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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Electricity for all? New research assesses the successes and failures of community-based micro grids

In this post Lorenz Gollwitzer, Research Student at SPRU, discusses with us his recently published paper that introduces a new methodological and theoretical foundation for studying the reasons for successes and failures of community-based micro grids. I am standing in Olosho-Oibor, a … Continue reading

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Siemens building offshore wind manufacturing plant in Hull is good news for DECC and UK’s renewable energy sector

The recent announcement by Siemens to build a new manufacturing plant for offshore wind turbines in the UK is good news for the renewable energy sector in the UK and for DECC. By investing £160 million in wind turbine production … Continue reading

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EU 2030 Climate and Energy Package leaves unanswered questions

The recent European Commission Communication on a 2030 climate and energy package is high Brussels compromise that falls short of two important goals. It has failed to bring clarity to the energy sector and done little to address concerns that … Continue reading

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