Fossil fuel subsidies need to go

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Fossil fuel subsidies need to go – but what about the poorer people who rely on cheap energy? Article on fossil fuel subsidies published by the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED), this article was originally published by The Conversation and is written by Benjamin Sovacool, Director, CIED and Jessica Jewell, International […]

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China foreign waste ban blog

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CIE-MAP’s Dr Christine Cole looks at the implications for the UK and other western countries on China’s new rules on importing foreign waste. Published on The Conversation news site, the blog from the Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products (CIE-MAP) research fellow explores the options for what could be […]

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Is sharing the new owning?

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CIE-MAP’s Christine Cole and Alex Gnanapragasam look at the sharing economy and how the future may see more of us sharing and borrowing many everyday items.   ‘Stuff’ overload Entitled ‘Having more, owning less: how to fight throwaway culture‘ the article (published in The Conversation) points out that we are reaching […]

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CIEMAP blog on repair revolution

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CIE-MAP’s Christine Cole and Alex Gnanapragasm’s blog in the The Conversation reveals how the repair of electrical goods is on the rise. In a blog entitled ‘Community repair: a pop-up alternative to the throwaway society‘ the two Nottingham Trent University researchers document the rise of people repairing faulty household electrical […]

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i-STUTE’s David Elmes on Hinkley Point

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‘As Hinkley Point C put on ice: the UK needs to get over energy megaprojects’ argues the i-STUTE Centre’s David Elmes in The Conversation. Professor Elmes argues that a mix of smaller and larger energy supply solutions, and a focus on consumption as well as supply is needed for the […]

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UK’s latest carbon budget not ambitious enough?

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A new article in The Conversation from CIE-MAP’s Kate Scott and Marco Sakai argues that the latest carbon budget does not go far enough in trying to deliver targets set by COP21 and the Climate Change Act. The article is entitled ‘After Paris, UK’s latest ‘carbon budget’ just isn’t ambitious enough’. […]

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Hidden energy demands of the internet of things

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A new article in The Conversation contributed to by members of the DEMAND Centre team looks at ‘The hidden energy cost of smart homes’.  Many believe that smart technologies for heating, entertainment and comfort in the home will reduce energy demand by only using appliances when they are needed. The DEMAND […]

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No More Meters? Article on energy as a service.

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Elizabeth Shove and Matt Watson of the EUED DEMAND Centre have written a piece for ‘The Conversation’ website entitled ‘No more meters? Let’s make energy a service, not a commodity’. The article explores the way we look at domestic energy use and how changed perceptions could lead to a reduction […]

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