• Speaker and Delegate Lists

    November 30, 2016

    Speaker and Delegate Lists

    Energy Governance: New ideas, new institutions, new people 6th December 2016: British Academy   Speaker Bio’s.: Conference Bios Delegate List: Delegate List

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  • Final Agenda

    November 29, 2016

    Final Agenda

    Energy Governance: New ideas, new institutions, new people 6th December 2016: British Academy Final Agenda – Agenda PFD   9.00 Registration 9.30 – 9.40 Welcome and introduction to day Catherine Mitchell, University of Exeter   9.40 – 10.25 GB Energy Governance – Issues & opportunities  Session Chair: Simon Roberts, Centre for Sustainable Energy Sara Bell, Tempus Energy Rebecca Willis, Independent Researcher   10.25 – 11.10 Principles for Energy Governance Change  Catherine Mitchell plus IGov Team, University of Exeter Rapporteur, Tom Burke, E3G   11.10– 11.30 Break 11.30 – 12.30  Parallel Session 1 1.1 GB political stability,

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  • Paper: GB Energy Governance for Innovation, Sustainability and Affordability

    November 28, 2016

    Paper: GB Energy Governance for Innovation, Sustainability and Affordability

    GB Energy Governance for Innovation, Sustainability and Affordability: An institutional framework By: Catherine Mitchell, Matthew Lockwood, Richard Hoggett and Caroline Kuzemko Published in: online 28th Nov, produced for IGov conference: Energy Governance: New ideas, new institutions, new people – 6th December, London. Overview: Introduction: the challenge of transformation of the energy system Governing for Innovation The existing institutional landscape (and why it needs to change)? Principles for institutional reform An option for institutional change Final Comments   Download the paper here: Governing for Innovation, Sustainability and Affordability

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  • Presentations: Copenhagen Meetings Nov 2016

    November 23, 2016

    Presentations: Copenhagen Meetings Nov 2016

    Copenhagen Meetings Nov 2016 From: Catherine Mitchell Presentation 1: A Fit-for-Purpose GB Energy Governance To: Center For Design, Innovation, and Sustainable Transition, Aalborg Univesity, Copenhagen, 23rd November 2016. Overview: There is an enormous amount of change going on in energy systems (technology (supply, demand and operation); economics; social preferences; environmental understanding, business models etc) which is leading to uncertainty Given this situation, energy policy decision-makers, when encouraging innovation: have to make the ‘right’ decisions, then be constantly vigilant about unforeseen consequences, and then be prepared to ‘re-set’ the policy to get it back on track this

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  • Paper: GB Energy Governance for Innovation, Sustainability and Affordability

    November 23, 2016

    Paper: GB Energy Governance for Innovation, Sustainability and Affordability

    GB Energy Governance for Innovation, Sustainability and Affordability: An institutional framework By: Catherine Mitchell, Matthew Lockwood and Richard Hoggett Published in: Paper for Center For Design, Innovation, and Sustainable Transition, Aalborg University, 23rd November 2016 Available online: 23rd November 2016 Introduction: The energy system in Britain, like others around the world, is undergoing fundamental and rapid change due to a wide range of different drivers, from technology through to social, environmental and businesses preferences and innovations (Mitchell 2016). The drive to decarbonise electricity over the last 30-40 years has led to a significant rise in renewable generation,

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  • Book Now: Energy Governance – New ideas, new institutions, new people

    November 16, 2016

    Book Now: Energy Governance – New ideas, new institutions, new people

    Energy Governance: New ideas, new institutions, new people Venue: British Academy, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG Program: download the latest Draft Agenda – 6th Dec Conference Booking: secure your place via our Eventbrite page Conference Context Energy systems are going through a period of fundamental change due to new technologies, energy economics, business models and changing social preferences. Much of the momentum for change, in most countries, is closer to the demand side and at the local distribution level, where the opportunities for taking a whole systems approach across electricity, heat and transport are easier

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  • IGov2: Innovation and Governance for Future Energy Systems

    November 11, 2016

    IGov2: Innovation and Governance for Future Energy Systems

    IGov2 (Innovation and Governance for Future Energy Systems) IGov2 commenced on 1 October 2016, and will run for 3 years. It is an extension of the EPSRC funded IGov project. The IGov2 team (shown in the picture) partly reflects continuity – Catherine Mitchell, Matthew Lockwood and Richard Hoggett – but also reflects the slightly altered focus towards future energy systems. Newcomers to the team are Jess Britton, Antony Froggatt (part time) and Helen Poulter (who is doing a PhD on the South Australia’s energy situation). IGov2 argues that the GB energy system effectively runs along

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  • Presentation: The Role of Gas in the UK – current and future perspectives

    October 13, 2016

    Presentation: The Role of Gas in the UK – current and future perspectives

    The Role of Gas in the UK – current and future perspectives From: Richard Lowes & Catherine Mitchell Presentation to: Future Gas research meeting, Copenhagen, 12-13th October 2016 Outline: Gas supply and future outlook Demand by sector and potential across sectors Key points: Increasing reliance on imports Carbon reduction implies little natural gas used for heat by 2050 and some for power Limited biomass resource for biogas and big questions over hydrogen Questions about reducing total energy use via energy efficiency measures     The presentation is available here: EPG Futuregas workshop slide  

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  • New Thinking: Financing (green) industrial strategy

    October 7, 2016

    New Thinking: Financing (green) industrial strategy

    Financing (green) industrial strategy – lessons from history Matthew Lockwood, IGov Team, 7th October 2016 An intriguing aspect of the (now not so) new government is its interest in industrial strategy. In the green community, there is a lot of hope that this interest will provide an opportunity for a more active green industrial strategy – for example, see here, here and here. However, attempts to develop such a strategy are not new, they have been tried in various forms before several times, including the 2006 Environmental Innovations Advisory Group, the 2008 Commission on Environmental

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  • Calling all rising stars of the energy transformation

    September 28, 2016

    Calling all rising stars of the energy transformation

    Calling all rising stars of the energy transformation The IGov Final conference: Energy Governance- new ideas, new institutions, new people will take place on 6 December at British Academy, London, SW1Y 5AG. As part of the event we want to identify and promote a cohort of ‘rising stars’ of the energy system, by which we mean: dynamic early-career individuals; new entrants to the energy market; and people promoting innovative ideas and approaches to creating a sustainable, affordable and secure energy system. They could be from academia, industry, Government and regulation, NGOs, communities, etc. from the

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