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  • Global Insight: 17th December 2018

    December 18, 2018

    Global Insight: 17th December 2018

    This will be the final Global Insight for this year and also the final Global Insight ever.  The IGov project will be running until end September 2019 but we have decided – although GI’s are popular – that we should spend our time producing other outputs (such as blogs, research, presentations) which will continue to be posted on the IGov website. For those of you who wish to keep up with US news, the best websites to follow are Utility Dive, CTN (Clean Technica), RMI, RAP and Naruc. For Australia, RenewEconomy, The Guardian, for markets

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  • New Thinking: The changing role of cities & local energy

    November 26, 2018

    New Thinking: The changing role of cities & local energy

    The changing role of cities and local energy – does energy system governance need to catch up? Jess Britton, IGov Team, 26th November 2018 It is now widely accepted that the transformation of the UK energy system is well underway with changes to technologies and business models, as well as evolving consumer preferences, challenging many of the principles and structures of the existing centralised and supply focussed energy system. At the same time there is growing consensus that local approaches to energy system change are becoming more important. This blog reviews the changing focus in

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  • New Thinking: Fuel poverty indicator letting down poorer households

    November 23, 2018

    New Thinking: Fuel poverty indicator letting down poorer households

    Fuel poverty indicator letting down poorer households Helen Poulter, 23rd Novermber 2018 Now we are in autumn, with winter and Christmas fast approaching, it’s time to batten down the hatches and keep warm and snug in our homes. A lovely time of year for some but not necessarily for those on a low income.  Shorter days and lower temperatures mean increased energy costs.  There are 3.5 million (12.9%) households in the UK affected by fuel poverty.  The purpose of this blog is to show that the current way of assessing the fuel poor via averaged

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  • Presentation: Consumer participation & market design issues

    November 8, 2018

    Presentation: Consumer participation & market design issues

    Consumer participation and market design issues From: Catherine Mitchell and Tom Pownall Presentation to: Oxford Institute of Energy Studies Electricity Day, 7  November 2018 Overview: Why this matters? Changing electricity system characteristics and needs GB Governance not fit-for-purpose Key issues for consumer participation and market design issues Is a local balancing and coordinating market helpful or unhelpful ?   This presentation can be found here: Mitchell – OIES 7 November

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