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Energy for a Net Zero Society – Comments on Energy Policy

The UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) presidency provides an opportunity to drive further action and change in policy. The UK was the first ma...

Blockchain Based Energy Trading: Regulatory Changes Proposed and Needed to Facilitate Blockchain in the GB Energy Market

Blockchain is one the most exciting new technologies to be developed in recent years, and in the energy sector it could revolutionise the way we produce, and bu...

Policies to unleash UK community energy finance

For the past decade, the typical UK community energy project has delivered decentralised and democratically owned, renewable power generation. These have typica...

The “Glide-Path” to Net Zero

Too shallow/slow and we miss our target, too deep/fast and the transition collapses

Considering the Sixth Carbon Budget as a case study for an NDC – a strategic look at COP26

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) published its advice on the Sixth Carbon budget (2033-2037) last December, providing the analytical underpinning for the U...

Modelling fuel demand of heterogeneous industrial consumers

Paolo Agnolucci, University College London (UCL) No economic sector incorporates more heterogeneity in the typology of energy consumers than the industrial sec...

Energy efficiency policy instruments in the residential sector: Implementing mechanisms for successful low-carbon transitions in households

Cristina Penasco, University of Cambridge Overview and relevance of the topic Improving energy efficiency (EE) is vital to ensure an economic, environmental...

Unlocking Local Energy Markets

Rachel Bray, University of Exeter Overview Local Energy Markets (LEMs) can be platforms for small-scale supply and demand-side providers to participate collec...

Energy cooperatives: a missing piece of the peer-to-peer energy regulation puzzle?

Alexandra Schneiders, UCL Energy Institute, University College London Peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading, often facilitated through distributed ledgers (‘bloc...

Leveraging Private Household investment in energy efficient retrofit: a systematic evidence review of the policy options

Niall Kerr, University of Edinburgh Home energy retrofit is distinctive as a low carbon policy option due to its requirement for collaboration between private ...

Technological change and innovation in UK energy market – how might it be impacted by the price cap?

Philip O'Donnell; Which? Background With the publication of the Domestic Gas & Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill, the UK Government is committed to introduc...

Heat: a Challenge or Opportunity for Natural Gas ?

Professor Nigel Brandon , Director of the Sustainable Gas Institute , Imperial College Professor Nigel Brandon, OBE FREng, is Director of the Sustainable Gas I...
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