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  • Working Paper: Energy Governance, Suppliers and Demand Side Management

    May 19, 2015

    Working Paper: Energy Governance, Suppliers and Demand Side Management

    Energy Governance, Suppliers and Demand Side Management Caroline Kuzemko EPG Working Paper: 1503 Abstract: This paper examines the policies, regulations, rules and incentives governing gas and electricity suppliers in Great Britain (GB) from the perspective of how far these have served to facilitate or prevent a shift towards a more sustainable energy system. The precise context is the desirability of a fundamental shift in the underlying design of the energy system from the supply to the demand side. This paper focuses just on the governance of gas and electricity suppliers, defined as incumbents or independents,

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  • New Thinking: A new normal

    May 12, 2015

    New Thinking: A new normal

    A new normal Catherine Mitchell, IGov Team, 12th May 2015 I am definitely not a pioneer when it comes to technology but I was hugely impressed as a first time user of Uber. On an overly ambitious afternoon walk from Greenwich to London Bridge on Sunday, a friend and I found ourselves on a lonely stretch of the Thames Path half an hour before our dinner reservation. My American friend called up her Uber account which said there was an Uber Cab 3 minutes away. Sure enough within 5 minutes we were on our way to

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  • Presentation: The State of the Power Sector in Europe

    May 7, 2015

    Presentation: The State of the Power Sector in Europe

    The State of the Power Sector in Europe From: Catherine Mitchell To: The Future of Utilities – European Workshop, Chatham House, 28 April 2015 Outline What is the current state of the utilities in Europe? Where is there existential threat for incumbents? i.e Where are the changes most visible? And what have the drivers been? What are the consequences for existing energy systems? Electricity utility structures? Institutional frameworks Role of the State Should Change Tension Key Indicators of Change   Download presentation: The State of the Power Sector in Europe More information on the Future of Utilities Workshop 

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  • Presentations: Thailand’s Solar PV Roadmap Initiative and the Governance of Energy Transition

    May 5, 2015

    Presentations: Thailand’s Solar PV Roadmap Initiative and the Governance of Energy Transition

    Thailand’s Solar PV Roadmap Initiative and the Governance of Energy Transition From: Matthew Lockwood To: Thailand’s Solar PV Roadmap Initiative and the Governance of Energy Transition, April 22nd, 2015, Bangkok  Overview: Organised by the Energy Research Institute at Chulalongkorn University, the Ministry of Energy and the British Embassy Bangkok, this event was part of a project to help inform strategies for future energy reform in Thailand – the full agenda is available here. As part of the event Matthew Lockwood from the the IGov team gave two presentations to share lessons from our research on renewable policies and governance issues within

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