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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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Carbon price floor

The European Union should adopt a minimum price on carbon dioxide from electricity generation to boost low-carbon investment, says a new paper from the Energy Policy Research Group at the University of Cambridge. The European Union should introduce a minimum…

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The EU single market at 25

A conference at Cambridge Judge marked the 25th anniversary of the European Union's single market, in advance of a special issue of the Review of Industrial Organisation journal. There has been much progress, but plenty of work remains to translate…

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Severe space weather

The daily US economic cost from solar storm-induced electricity blackouts could total more than $40 billion, with more than half the loss occurring outside the blackout zone, says new study. The daily US economic cost from solar storm-induced electricity blackouts…

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Donation will fuel vital research into European energy future

A research project that will influence how Europe sets its overarching climate and energy objectives for 2030 has attracted a donation of £190,000 The Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG), a joint research centre based at Cambridge Judge Business School and…

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Decarbonising the electricity sector

According to Dr David Reiner, University Senior Lecturer in Technology Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, new financial instruments to even out the impact of global warming between the third world and the developing world could help world leaders progress their…

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Rewiring the system

Dr Michael Pollitt, Reader in Business Economics at Cambridge Judge Business School, believes we are entering a new era of renewable energy generation, where interactive networks, smart electricity meters and energy saving devices on consumer lights and heaters will help…

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New model regulation in the electricity industry

The problem of monopolistic control in the UK electricity industry remains a factor today in spite of several decades of regulation by Ofgem, following privatisation in the 1980s. This would suggest that Ofgem has to focus as much on promoting…

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