The IGov research team are producing regular working papers on a wide range of issues relating to innovation and governance for the economy and energy system. We also expect to have contributions from other authors.
All working papers are peer reviewed.
The Political Sustainability of the 2008 Climate Change Act By: Dr Matthew Lockwood, Energy Policy Group, University of Exeter EPG Working Paper: 1302 Abstract This paper assesses the forces working for and against the political sustainability of the 2008 Climate Change Act. The adoption of the Act is often seen as a landmark commitment by the UK to action on climate change, but its implementation has not been studied in any depth. Recent events, including disagreements over the fourth carbon budget and the decarbonisation of the electricity sector, shows that while the Act attempted to
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Understanding the Politics of Low Carbon Transition: Context, Paradigms and Power EPG Working Paper: 1301 By: Dr Caroline Kuzemko, Energy Policy Group, University of Exeter Abstract: Given the scale of challenge that climate change presents to society and the urgency implied by limited time frames a growing body of academic work is attempting to conceptualise complex socio-technical transitions, such as in energy systems, and how they take place. Much can be learnt from this literature about processes of transition, not least that they are underpinned by multiple interconnections that take place in a range of
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