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  • Presentations: Reforming energy goverance for net zero

    November 18, 2019

    Presentations: Reforming energy goverance for net zero

    Presentations: Reforming energy governance for net zero  Presentations from:  Energy Systems Catapult – Introduction & aims for the day Catherine Mitchell – Getting Energy Governance Right FPSA Perspective Catherine Mitchell – What reform is required of the current energy system/governance? Rebecca Willis – Proposal for an Energy Transformation Commission Energy Systems Catapult – Strategic Oversight – the role of a ‘system architect’ George Day – Clarifying roles, harnessing markets   You can download the slidepack here: Governance roundtable – slide deck for distribution

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  • New Thinking: Looking at the NIC Regulatory Review

    October 22, 2019

    New Thinking: Looking at the NIC Regulatory Review

    Looking at the NIC Regulatory Review Catherine Mitchell – IGov Team, 22nd October, 2019   The NIC recently published its conclusions for its Regulatory Review. The EPG submitted evidence to the Review, and was also a member of the Challenge Panel. The Review explored whether the telecom, water and energy regulatory systems are able to deal with the current key challenges they face.  It was therefore a high level Review of UK Regulation, rather than a review of the details of each regulatory system. Overall, IGov is pretty pleased with the NIC outcomes. The Report

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  • Paper: Unpacking ‘regime resistance’ in low-carbon transitions

    September 13, 2019

    Paper: Unpacking ‘regime resistance’ in low-carbon transitions

    Unpacking ‘regime resistance’ in low-carbon transitions: The case of the British Capacity Market By: Matthew Lockwood, Catherine Mitchell and Richard Hoggett Published in: Energy Research & Social Science (online September 2019) Highlights Provides a critique of concept of ‘regime resistance’ in analysis of sustainable energy transformations. Provides in-depth analysis of energy company lobbying on formation of Capacity Market policy in Britain. Shows evidence of incumbent influence and structural power over government. Demonstrates incumbent power was contingent on interests, institutional context and ideas deployed   Abstract The ability of powerful incumbent actors to resist technological or

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  • Shortcut to Key IGov Findings

    August 1, 2019

    Shortcut to Key IGov Findings

    Shortcut to key IGov findings 1st August 2019 This blog wraps up some of the key IGov ideas and arguments, providing a ‘quick’ read and introduction. The IGov website has over 600 pieces of work on it and is the place to go for full details. The IGov project is coming to an end in the autumn (2019) and the next few months are going to be spent disseminating our arguments for the governance reform we think is needed if we are to accelerate and more cost effectively enable the transformation to a sustainable, equitable,

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