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Labour Party energy strategy informed by expert group featuring CIED researcher

A Doctoral Researcher at the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED) at the University of Sussex was part of the project team whose expert briefing note informed the UK Labour Party’s energy strategy announced this week during the party’s annual conference.

Donal Brown, who recently led on a report at CIED looking at speeding up the uptake of residential energy efficiency retrofits, was part of a working group of industry professionals and experts across the energy sector commissioned to research how the Labour party can achieve its carbon reduction targets; focusing on four key areas: energy efficiency, offshore wind, onshore wind and solar power.

The full findings, setting out decarbonisation pathways across the energy system, will be published in a report later this year.

The Labour Party has formally backed calls for the UK to introduce a target to build a net zero emission economy by 2050. They also published a pamphlet on Sunday, 23rd September setting out their environmental policies.