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  • New Thinking: Sugar Plum Fairies

    December 19, 2014

    New Thinking: Sugar Plum Fairies

    Sugar Plum Fairies Catherine Mitchell, IGov Team, 19th December, 2014 The provisional results of the capacity market auction have been announced. Overall, around 50 GW of capacity received a capacity payment, about 76% of the MWs entered – which must raise questions whether there was a need for it in the first place. Of that 50 GW about 34 GW (i.e. 68.4%) is existing plant and only around 5% of that 50 GW is new build. Of the 50 GW, 19% is existing coal, whilst Proven and Unproven DSR is only around 175 MW (i.e

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  • New Thinking Blog: Energy Oversight Needed

    January 8, 2013

    New Thinking Blog: Energy Oversight Needed

    Prof. Catherine Mitchell, IGov Team - 8th January 2013. The Energy Bill has finally been published and will now go through a scrutiny process. We can hope that various changes will be incorporated. Unless changes are made, we the British public wil be stuck with an Act which does not fundamentally reform the electricity market as it set out to do. Its critics argue that its central component of getting nuclear power off the ground is unlikely to be successful beyond 1-3 power plants – too few to make a dent in the carbon emission reduction

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  • Presentation: Governing Energy in a Changing World

    December 17, 2012

    Presentation: Governing Energy in a Changing World

    Presentation: Governing Energy in a Changing World From: Dr Caroline Kuzemko, Energy Policy Group, University of Exeter To: ESMW Final Conference, 12 Dec 2012, London DOWNLOAD Governing Energy in A Changing World

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