How welfare and employment policy impacts energy demand

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Catherine Butler of the University of Exeter looks at the links between the issues of welfare and energy demand for government policies in ‘non-energy’ areas The majority of the world’s governments are committed to taking action to reduce global warming following the COP21 agreement in 2016. Mitigating climate change is […]

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Invisible Energy Review produced for UKERC

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Jan Selby and Sarah Royston of DEMAND’s ‘Invisible Energy Policy’ project (University of Sussex) were commissioned by UKERC to write a scoping paper on “Impacts of non-energy policy on energy systems”. The report, co-authored with Emily Cox, was published in November 2016.  Its aims were to i) produce a comprehensive […]

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Invisible Energy Policy in Higher Education

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Sarah Royston, Jan Selby and Elizabeth Shove of the DEMAND centre explain why we need a new perspective on energy demand in Higher Education.   Despite ambitious targets, the Higher Education sector is performing badly on energy demand and carbon emissions. Instead of the targeted 43% cut in emissions by […]

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i-STUTE’s David Elmes on Hinkley Point


‘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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