• Germany’s decentralized energy revolution

    April 17, 2015

    Germany’s decentralized energy revolution

    This presentation has been added with the kind permission of Christoph Burger from ESMT (European School of Management and Technology), Berlin. The presentation: Germany’s decentralized energy revolution can be downloaded here, it covers: Energiewende – what does it mean? Energiewende – implications for utilities Energiewende – searching for successful business models   Use these links to find out more about the work of  Christoph Burger and of ESMT.  

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  • New Thinking: Two internal logics- the Labour Party and the CMA

    April 14, 2015

    New Thinking: Two internal logics- the Labour Party and the CMA

    Two internal logics: the Labour Party and the CMA – one more useful than the other Catherine Mitchell, IGov Team, 14th April 2015 The Labour Party published its manifesto on Monday 13th April. Many of the promises to do with energy have been well trailed before: for example, ‘ambitious domestic carbon reduction targets, including a legal target to remove the carbon from our electricity supply by 2030, and a major drive for energy efficiency’; ‘an Energy Security Board to plan and deliver the energy mix we need, including renewables, nuclear, green gas, carbon capture and

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  • New Thinking: First-past-the-post Politics is a Major Barrier in GB to a Legitimate, Long term Energy Policy Framework

    April 2, 2015

    New Thinking: First-past-the-post Politics is a Major Barrier in GB to a Legitimate, Long term Energy Policy Framework

    First-past-the-post Politics is a Major Barrier in GB to a Legitimate, Long term Energy Policy Framework Catherine Mitchell, IGov Team, 2nd April 2015 A recent IGov Discussion Paper argued that GB needs a fundamental restructuring of its energy institutions to better suit the newly available energy technologies, and to better meet the long term needs of transforming the energy system. It argues that the current energy institutions are so enmeshed in the current energy system that they think and act in ways which suit the current system, thereby perpetuating it. The discussion paper put up

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  • Presentation: The politics of renewable electricity in the UK

    March 31, 2015

    Presentation: The politics of renewable electricity in the UK

    The politics of renewable electricity in the UK: the roles of policy feedback and institutional context From: Matthew Lockwood To: Sustainable Energy Planning Research Group, Aalborg University, Denmark, 17th March 2015 Outline Renewable Energy in UK, Denmark and Germany Energy Policy in the wider political context Policy Feedback UK perspectives Conclusions    Download presentation: The Politics of Renewable Electricity

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  • Working Paper: Public Value Energy Governance

    March 20, 2015

    Working Paper: Public Value Energy Governance

    Public Value Energy Governance: establishing an institutional framework which better fits a sustainable, secure and affordable energy system  By: Catherine Mitchell, Bridget Woodman, Caroline Kuzemko and Richard Hoggett, University of Exeter EPG Working Paper: 1502 Abstract: This short Discussion Paper is intended to stimulate discussion about how governance of the energy system in Britain can better keep up with technological, economic and social change. We have set out a possible model for future governance and regulation – which moves from the ‘independent, CEO led’ model currently in Britain to one which is more ‘directed’ and which we

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  • Presentation: GB Energy Policy – constraints and opportunities

    March 17, 2015

    Presentation: GB Energy Policy – constraints and opportunities

    GB Energy Policy – constraints and opportunities From: Catherine Mitchell To: Cornwall Energy Island, Eden Project, 17th March 2015 Outline How is energy policy developing at EU level? How is energy developing in GB? What is way forward?   Download presentation: Cornwall Energy Island 

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  • Our response to the ECC Fuelling the debate inquiry

    March 12, 2015

    Our response to the ECC Fuelling the debate inquiry

    Fuelling the debate: ECC Committee successes and future challenges On 12th March 2015 the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee published their latest inquiry. This provided a review of their work over the course of the last Parliament and looked forward to ask what the energy system in 2030 might look like and what are the immediate challenges which need to be overcome in the next parliament might be. Prof. Catherine Mitchell was one of eight panel members asked to give their views on the future of challenges for energy and climate policy at the

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  • Book Review: Electricity Supply – the British Experiment

    March 10, 2015

    Book Review: Electricity Supply – the British Experiment

    Book Review: Electricity Supply – the British Experiment….the intentions were good by David Porter (Mereo Books, ISBN 978-1-86151-385-4) Catherine Mitchell, 10th March 2015 The book describes David Porter’s career from 1987 to 2012, from when he became involved in the Association of Independent Energy Producers (AIEP), transformed into the Association of Energy Producers (AEP), and finally as he became head of Energy UK. The book provides an insider lobbyist view of the key issues over that time, as well as providing a good overview of the pro’s and con’s of lobbies. David Porter writes well, has a

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  • Presentation: The IGov Project

    February 25, 2015

    Presentation: The IGov Project

    The IGov Project  From: Catherine Mitchell, Caroline Kuzemko, Richard Hoggett and Matthew Lockwood To: RCUK Strategy Fellowship Team, 23rd February 2015 Outline Energy Policy Group IGov Overview Energy Demand Research Questions and Approach   Phase 1: theoretical framework Innovation Governance Change and Inertia Institutionalist approach   Phase 2: GB and Comparative Countries UK Rules and Incentives Comparative Countries Case Studies   Phase 3: Bringing it Together   Download presentation: Skea-team-Feb

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  • CMA Energy Market Investigation – Updated Issues Statement

    February 18, 2015

    CMA Energy Market Investigation – Updated Issues Statement

    CMA Energy Market Investigation – Updated Issues Statement Catherine Mitchell, IGov Team, 18th February 2015 The Competition and Mergers Authority (CMA) has just published an Updated issues Statement.  This is one of a series of consultative documents which will be published during the course of the investigation for before publication of the provisional findings in May 2015. Source: CMA 2014: 6 The Updated Issues Statement sets out a number of areas where the CMA has come to preliminary, but not final, findings and also areas where they would like to have more information. As the

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