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Why COP27 was always going to just be a placeholder

It is unrealistic to expect breakthroughs at every climate summit yet they are still important. by Professor David Reiner, Professor of Technology Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School Professor David Reiner As COP27 nears its finale on Friday, one key…

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Yahoo Finance: Tianjin boosts electricity rates to further punish underground crypto mining

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at Cambridge Judge Business School is featured in this article about China’s effort to discourage energy-intensive cryptocurrency mining, which the country banned in September 2021 but continues to exist in some pockets. Read…

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New York Times: Cryptomining capacity in U.S. rivals energy use of Houston, findings show

Seven of the largest Bitcoin mining companies in the United States are set up to use nearly as much electricity as all the homes in Houston. The findings, by a congressional investigation, highlight how the surge in activity has caused…

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The Guardian: As energy prices soar, the bitcoin miners may find they have struck fool’s gold

Bitcoin mining reporting from Cambridge Judge Business School is mentioned in this article, stating that bitcoin and cryptocurrency are the new gold of our day. Read the full article []…

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Cambridge Network: Cambridge Festival – can we save our planet?

David Reiner, senior lecturer in technology policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, is part of the Cambridge Festival “UK Energy price crisis” panel, exploring the implications and challenges involved in the crisis. They also discuss what the regulatory developments could…

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Public or private energy?

Renationalisation is not the solution to the current supply and pricing issues in the energy market, Professor Michael Pollitt of Cambridge Judge Business School says in a new podcast. Renationalisation of the energy industry is "not an obvious solution" to…

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The Mail on Sunday: Competition bosses slam tariff rules for energy and say millions of customers have been left out of pocket

The upcoming Competition & Markets Authority's provisional report into energy will criticise flagship market reforms introduced by the regulator, Ofgem, writes Jon Rees. Stephen Littlechild, former electricity market regulator and Fellow in Privatisation, Regulation & Competition at Cambridge Judge, argues…

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Competition not intervention is key to reducing energy bills

Labour's proposed energy price freeze exposes the need for politicians to be more honest with voters, writes Professor Michael Pollitt of Cambridge Judge Business School. Energy policy has shot to the top of the political agenda in recent months following…

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