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Carbon project funding

New funding is provided for the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre, which includes Dr David Reiner of Cambridge Judge Business School as an investigator. Dr David Reiner The UK Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Research Centre (UKCCSRC) has…

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Image of carbon capture technology which uses filters to remove the green house gas carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Flexible energy markets

How can regulators better support the trend toward intermittent renewable energy connected to lower voltage distribution networks in order to prevent network overload? Regulatory changes so far vary widely, finds a new paper from Cambridge Judge Business School. Professor Michael…

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Blue electricity snaps across a network of honeycombs.

Energy Monitor: Why state control of the UK power system can help drive the energy transition

Michael Pollitt, Professor of Business Economics at Cambridge Judge Business School, discusses future electricity system operation model in the UK. “A private model would be an experiment and it is difficult to think of how the performance contract would work…

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Cambridge Independent: From AI dysfunctions to privatisation debate

A recent summary of Cambridge Judge Business School research include studies on AI at workplace by Dr Stella Pachidi, privatisation and efficiency by Dr Kamal Munir, the concept of craft by Dr Jochem Kroezen, predicting energy use by Dr David…

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The Telegraph: Green energy drive puts Britain’s resilience in doubt

Michael Pollitt, Professor of Business Economics at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on UK’s green energy supply. “We need more interconnection with the rest of Europe,” says Professor Pollitt. “We have a fairly isolated grid but we are building more…

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New Europe: Europe must decarbonise three times faster to achieve net zero emissions by 2050

Cambridge Judge’s Professor Michael Pollitt and Dr Chi Kong Chyong comment on Europe’s decarbonisation policy. “We have remodelled the European Commission’s 1.5 TECH and COMBO scenarios and took them further with two additional, extreme cases. Our conclusion is straightforward: European…

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The Independent: Bitcoin mining to be banned in coal-heavy region of China

Further coverage of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, based at Cambridge Judge Business School, on the large energy consumption used in the creation of Bitcoin. “Inner Mongolia is China’s top energy-consuming province and accounts for more than 8% of…

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BBC News: Bitcoin consumes ‘more electricity than Argentina’

Michel Rauchs, Research Assistant at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative, comments on Bitcoin energy consumption. “It is really by design that Bitcoin consumes that much electricity,” he says. “This is not something that will change in the future unless the…

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Sustainable investment

Look more closely at corporate divestitures of carbon-heavy assets, says Robert Ritz, Senior Research Associate in Economics & Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School. Sustainable investment - accounting for corporate performance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics - has…

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Predicting energy use

In the UK and many other countries, energy use in buildings is the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, so a study co-authored by Dr David Reiner of Cambridge Judge develops a new model to forecast residential building stock.…

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Buildings lit up at night on the Kowloon Peninsula on Hong Kong.