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  • Presentation: Green innovation and regulatory institutions

    May 24, 2016

    Presentation: Green innovation and regulatory institutions

    Green innovation and regulatory institutions: The case of smart electricity grids in Great Britain From: Matthew Lockwood Presentation to: ESRC Seminar series – Green Innovation: Making it Work, Brussels, 18 May 2016 Outline: Smart grids as a green innovation goal The central role of regulation and its failure to drive innovation Two responses in British case Opening up a space for RD&D Amending the regulatory framework From demonstration to diffusion? Concluding observations   Download the presentation: ML Brussels May

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  • Presentation: Energy policy-making – challenges & opportunities

    May 23, 2016

    Presentation: Energy policy-making – challenges & opportunities

    Energy policy-making: domestic & European challenges and opportunities From: Catherine Mitchell Presentation to: Clare Moody MEP, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, 20th May 2016 Outline: Overview What kind of energy system foundations do we want? Is a RE and EE secure? Yes What are the energy system challenges? Particular EU challenges Challenges and Opportunities Germany Transformative governance new value enablers   Download the presentation: Clare Moody at Exeter May

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  • New Thinking: Germany’s €17bn Energy Efficiency Strategy – Where’s Ours?

    May 19, 2016

    New Thinking: Germany’s €17bn Energy Efficiency Strategy – Where’s Ours?

    Germany’s €17bn Energy Efficiency Strategy: Where’s Ours? Caroline Kuzemko, IGov Team, 19th May, 2016 At the time of writing the IGov working paper on ‘Governing for Demand Management Innovations in Germany’ earlier this year it was rumoured that there would be a new, comprehensive energy efficiency strategy. Germany has already made considerable gains in demand reduction for energy, and electricity, so much so that there have been claims about a decoupling between GDP growth and electricity demand. However, Germany also has tough demand reduction targets that they are determined to meet – not least a

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  • Presentation: Energy policy-making in a time of rapidly changing technologies & social preferences

    May 17, 2016

    Presentation: Energy policy-making in a time of rapidly changing technologies & social preferences

    Energy policy-making in a time of rapidly changing technologies and social preferences From: Catherine Mitchell Presentation to: ESRC-DECC seminar on the transition to renewables, DECC – 17th May 2016 Outline: The energy world is undergoing rapid change: Energy technologies (supply, demand and operation) are decentralising New means, and requirements, of system operation and integration are occurring Global investment patterns are moving to RE from FF Social preferences and ownership Public policy momentum around the world to ‘clean’ away from ‘dirty’ There are considerable energy system challenges which are difficult to meet with current governance system

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  • New Thinking: Solar surprise, revisited

    May 6, 2016

    New Thinking: Solar surprise, revisited

    Solar surprise, revisited Matthew Lockwood, IGov Team, 6th May 2016 Now that the spring sunshine has finally arrived, I thought I would revisit a chart that I showed at an STA conference last year and which was subsequently picked up by Ofgem Chief Exec Dermot Nolan in a speech to Energy UK (and misattributed to Cornwall Energy…). Ofgem has also used it more widely as part of their narrative on energy system change, including talks on their innovation plan and smart energy. It is all to do with the dangers of underestimating the potential pace

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  • Presentation: Energy Transformation

    April 26, 2016

    Presentation: Energy Transformation

    Energy Transformation: future challenges and opportunities From: Catherine Mitchell Presentation to: The Future of Environmental Politics – Environmental Politics of the Future. Celebrating 30 years of the Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU), Freie Universität Berlin – 26th April 2016 Outline: Global CO2 may have flattened; now need to reduce it There are considerable energy system challenges BUT opportunities as well There has been lots of change in some countries but needs to spread those changes to more countries, and at a quicker rate Need more transformational innovation BAU not good enough Very few transformational innovation mechanisms

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  • New Thinking: Restructuring GB’s Energy Institutions

    April 18, 2016

    New Thinking: Restructuring GB’s Energy Institutions

    Restructuring GB’s Energy Institutions – why it is worth the cost Catherine Mitchell, IGov Team, 18 April 2016  IGov has been advocating an institutional framework (see Figure 1) which it argues will better meet the challenges faced by the GB energy system, whilst also opening up new opportunities and enabling their capture (Table 1 at the end). However, from the point of DECC and the Minister, one can understand if they ask: what is the cost of this, and is it worth the effort? We argue that we cannot know what the true ‘total’ benefits

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  • New Thinking: Distribution Service Providers

    April 15, 2016

    New Thinking: Distribution Service Providers

    Distribution Service Providers – an Update 15th April 2016 In January we produced a blog introducing the idea of Distribution Services Providers. Since then we have been discussing and thinking about the idea in more detail and the slides below help explain what a DSP does. The slides show: the NY Reforming the Energy Vision to explain that DSPs are a new value proposition and become the ‘heart’ of the electricity system . how a DSP is the opposite of a traditional network company in relation to system optimisation and energy services. what the role

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  • Presentation: Transformative Governance

    April 14, 2016

    Presentation: Transformative Governance

    Transformative Governance: Speeding up change in global energy systems From: Catherine Mitchell Colloquium to: Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkley – 13 April 2016 Outline: What is energy governance?; Why is it important; What is Transformative Governance What characterises transformative governance versus other innovative or progressive governance Current challenges to be met – Opportunities of change to be captured Significant energy system changes (and opportunities) are already happening in some countries – derive from a few transformative mechanisms Its not only governance change we need,  but transformative governance change What characterises transformative governance? Examples How transferable is

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  • Presentation: Governing for Demand Management Innovations in Germany – Surprises

    April 13, 2016

    Presentation: Governing for Demand Management Innovations in Germany – Surprises

    Governing for Demand Management Innovations in Germany: Surprises From: Caroline Kuzemko  To: Ofgem, London – 17 March 2016 Outline: The IGov project Demand defined Aspects of German governance for demand management and wider Energiewende that I hadn’t expected…   Download the presentation: Kuzemko-Ofgem-March

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