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Cambridge Zero

The new Cambridge Zero initiative of the University of Cambridge will generate ideas to help shape a sustainable future. David Reiner and Michael Pollitt of Cambridge Judge Business School are among those involved. Cambridge is the brand-new holder of a…

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Energy & energy policy (The Cambridge Judge Business Debate podcast series)

A 'tough sell': why it is so difficult to address climate change on a global scale. L-R: Michael Kitson, David Reiner, Michael Pollitt In this episode, joining podcast host Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics at Cambridge Judge…

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Euractiv: Capacity mechanisms reform – key issues to watch

Michael Pollitt, Professor of Business Economics at Cambridge Judge Business School, says that capacity mechanisms give national governments “the confidence of having backup capacity when wind and solar are not available” – but argues that these will be phased out…

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Euractiv: Academic: Fossil fuel back-ups ‘may be the price to pay’ for renewables

An interview with Michael Pollitt, Professor of Business Economics at Cambridge Judge Business School, about renewable energy and fossil fuel policies in EU countries. “It’s a contradiction that policymakers are currently struggling to resolve. But fossil fuel back-up plants are…

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Nine energy trends to watch

Now the energy industry has turned its face to the sun and wind, and is embracing alternatives to fossil fuels, what's next for renewables? We spoke to two alumni and a current Cambridge MBA candidate about their experience with alternative…

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World Economic Forum Live: Ways to eliminate Africa’s energy poverty

Enass Abo Hamed, co-founder of Accelerate Cambridge's clean energy venture H2GO Power, writes about difficulties for communities getting energy access in Africa and how this could be fixed. “What is needed is existing initiatives to offer low cost, effective solutions…

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Finding the energy – Cambridge MBAs find opportunity in low carbon

Fossil fuels may still dominate the energy landscape but all the evidence is that their dirty, malodorous days are numbered. With around half of global R&D in the sector now devoted to developing low carbon alternatives like solar and wind…

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Why energy technology is all about finding a balance

The impact of energy technology is at the heart of the climate change debate, and Dr David Reiner, Senior Lecturer in Technology Policy, says it's important to see both sides. "I have to see both sides of the argument," says…

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Is social enterprise being set up to fail?

Is 'Enterprise Society' a myth or a reality? Are the resources needed to successfully deliver it in place? As redundant public sector workers prepare to bid for contracts to win their own work back, academics from Cambridge Judge Business School…

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Energy policies – the good, the bad and the ugly

The future of energy policies in the UK and Europe - is there a 'right' approach? What are the consequences for both society and the country's economic recovery? Academics from Cambridge Judge Business School have been setting out their joint…

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