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Renewable Energy

Global smart grid partnership launched

The International Community for Local Smart Grids will take the lessons each participant is learning locally and share these globally.

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Costing an Electric Vehicle Future - Ignore the Alarmists

The All Party Parliamentary Group opposing government policy on electric vehicles claim in a new report that the required investment in electricity generation will “bankrupt UK plc”. Unfortunately for this claim, it is based on some major errors of fact and understanding.

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Solving the ‘chicken and egg’ problem of Electric Vehicles in Africa

Electric vehicles could have a transformative effect on health, carbon emissions and consumer costs in Sub Saharan Africa, but governments must solve the problem of investment in infrastructure and vehicles.

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Four new initiatives launched to support ‘Building Back Better’ from COVID-19

The Oxford Martin School has launched four new solutions-focused research initiatives, designed to make an immediate difference in helping the world ‘build back better’ from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Planning and adaptive thinking needed to navigate renewable energy network investment

One of the challenges facing Ofgem as regulator, in planning for integration of renewable energy sources into our energy supply, is determining how much network investment to allow, given the uncertainty around the pace and direction of energy transition.

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Synthesis Report published by Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy

Key findings from the Oxford Martin School’s five-year Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy have been brought together in a Synthesis Report.

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Professor Nick Eyre appointed Oxford City Council scientific adviser

Professor Nick Eyre, of Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, has been appointed as Oxford City Council’s first scientific adviser. The professor of energy and climate policy will support the Council and the city, as it continues to tackle the climate emergency and moves towards net-zero.

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What can be done to make heat pumps financially attractive for home heating?

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Are energy standards promoting gas over electricity?

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£40 million project to kickstart a renewable energy revolution

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Can cost benefit analysis grasp the climate change nettle? And can we justify ambitious targets?

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How should we share the benefits of the low carbon transition?

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How must energy pricing evolve in a low-carbon future?

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