• 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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  • New Thinking: Turning a First Step into a Journey: Energy Efficiency in the Private Rental Sector

    February 17, 2015

    New Thinking: Turning a First Step into a Journey: Energy Efficiency in the Private Rental Sector

    Turning a First Step into a Journey: Energy Efficiency in the Private Rental Sector Tom Steward, IGov Team, 17th February 2015 About Tom: http://projects.exeter.ac.uk/igov/people/igov-team/tom-steward/ In recent weeks came the final confirmation of another policy designed to help improve efficiency in the private rental sector. Originally provisioned in the 2011 Energy Act, a Government response to consultation sets out that from 2018, all private rental sector properties [1] have to have a minimum standard of EPC rating E. This was coupled with a ruling that from 2016, landlords will be unable to refuse reasonable requests from tenants for the

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  • Working Paper: Mapping Policies for Improved Efficiency & Reductions in Final Demand

    February 17, 2015

    Working Paper: Mapping Policies for Improved Efficiency & Reductions in Final Demand

    Mapping Policies for Improved Efficiency & Reductions in Final Demand: All Sectors (Excluding Transport) By: Tom Steward – Energy Policy Group, University of Exeter EPG Working Paper: 1501 Abstract: This paper maps the broad range of different policies which currently exist in the UK to support demand reduction or improve energy efficiency. The paper is not intended to be exhaustive in its detail of each policy, but give a broad overview of the policy landscape. It is designed to provide a comprehensive map of all major policy areas aimed at reducing consumption or improving efficiency across the

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  • New Thinking: Last ditch bullying by Coalition Government to keep Hinkley on track

    February 12, 2015

    New Thinking: Last ditch bullying by Coalition Government to keep Hinkley on track

    Last ditch bullying by Coalition Government to keep Hinkley on track Catherine Mitchell, IGov Team, 12th February 2015 The UK is now ‘issuing threats’ to Austria that a series of retaliatory measures will be undertaken if Austria goes ahead with its legal challenge to the EU State Aid decision approving GB Government support for Hinkley point nuclear power plant. The Guardian reports the Austria Chancellor’s spokesman saying that this ‘is a kind of behaviour we don’t want to see among partners in the EU’. All of which points to the desperation that the Coalition is showing

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  • Presentation: UK energy policy and the role of community energy

    February 12, 2015

    Presentation: UK energy policy and the role of community energy

    From ‘dirty’ energy to sustainable energy: UK Energy Policy and the role of community energy  From: Catherine Mitchell To: Exeter Community Energy, Exeter, 10th February 2015  Outline How is energy developing at EU / global level? Much more practice change (ie increased renewables; new companies; more community energy) happening in countries other than GB   How is energy developing in GB? Energy, anyway always political, has become very political under the coalition Focus on nuclear power Lip service to renewables, efficient energy demand management, energy demand reduction, community energy etc Some changes at city / community level driven

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