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Energy customers 'paying too much'

Energy customers 'paying too much' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Dual-fuel customers of the big energy firms have missed big savings by not switching suppliers, early evidence from a competition inquiry suggests.

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Programme interviews Catherine Waddams from the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy bases at the University of East Anglia

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Shale gas 'completely oversold'

Shale gas 'completely oversold' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Ministers have "completely oversold" the potential of shale gas, according to energy experts.


Researchers from the UK Energy Research Centre told the BBC promises of lower prices and greater energy security from UK shale gas were "hype" and "lacking in evidence".

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The UK Energy Research Centre is funded by the RCUK Energy Programme, which includes funding from the ESRC.

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All-in-one energy system offers greener power for off-grid homes and farms

An innovative 'trigeneration' system fueled entirely by raw plant oils could have great potential for isolated homes and businesses operating outside grid systems both in the UK and abroad.


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Article cites the RCUK Energy Programme, which receives funding from the ESRC

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Food energy and water: the politics of the nexus

Food energy and water: the politics of the nexus | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Jeremy Allouche: Debates about the food-energy-water nexus need to recognises that global priorities may not reflect local concerns, and resource allocations are always political.

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The Nexus Network, is a £1.8m initiative by the Economic and Social Research Council, which launched on 9 June 2014, to foster new connections across food, energy, water and the environment. 


Read more and join the network.

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BBC Radio Scotland - Morning Call, 18/03/2014

BBC Radio Scotland - Morning Call, 18/03/2014 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Discussing findings of an ESRC study showing how much young people are in favour of wind farms.

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85% of UK young back offshore

85% of UK young back offshore | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Ipsos MORI survey, commissioned by BIS and the Economic and Social Research Council, found younger people are generally more supportive of the sector than adults of all ages (76%).

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Further research on Climate Change, Wind Power and Energy can be accessed via the ESRC website

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Shale gas unlikely to make the UK energy self-sufficient, says report

Shale gas unlikely to make the UK energy self-sufficient, says report | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Fracking’s potential has been ‘overhyped’ by politicians and shale gas will not reduce energy prices or reliance on gas imports, says UK Energy Research Centre
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The UK Energy Research Centre is funded by the RCUK Energy Programme, which includes funding from the ESRC.

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10 Year Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Energy Economics given to Lord Nicholas Stern

10 Year Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Energy Economics given to Lord Nicholas Stern | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Lord Nicholas Stern, Chair of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy wins Energy Economics Prize from the British Institute of Energy Economics (BIEE) for the greatest contribution  to British energy economics over the last ten years.

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Lord Stern, Chair of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, is also Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE. Listen to his acceptance speech here.

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A nexus approach to global challenges

A nexus approach to global challenges | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Michael Bradshaw, Declan Conway and Hayley Leck: Resource challenges are highly interconnected. Can the idea of a food-energy-water 'nexus' become more than another buzzword, and help us to identify solutions?
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Article originally published on Saturday 14 June 2014. The Nexus Network, is a £1.8m initiative by the ESRC to foster new connections across food, energy, water and the environment. 

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SuperGen Energy Storage Hub

SuperGen Energy Storage Hub | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A £4m academic-industry consortium is to examine technical and scientific challenges facing energy storage in all its forms.

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Discussed the SuperGen Energy Storage Hub, which receives funding from the ESRC.

This article was originally published on 8 May 2014.

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Young people show strong support for offshore wind

Young people show strong support for offshore wind | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A poll by Ipsos MORI shows that young people are among the strongest supporters of offshore wind – and the majority aren’t in favour of fracking.
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The article discusses a survey commissioned by the ESRC.

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Energy consumers could have lost out by £2 billion per year

Energy consumers could have lost out by £2 billion per year | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Research findings contributed to a change in Ofgem policy that ended an energy competition clause that was potentially costing households up to £2 billion a year. This month sees the publication of the first annual competition review into the energy sector.

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The Centre for Competition Policy is based at the University of East Anglia and is funded by the ESRC. 

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