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What now for energy efficiency policy in UK homes?

Blog by Dr Charlie Wilson (Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research)   UK homes account for just under a quarter of national greenhouse gas emissions. Improving their efficiency not only reduces emissions, but also improves health and wellbeing, and creates jobs. The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) recently retweeted the headline findings …

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On the cusp of a driverless transition?

Blog by Dr Debbie Hopkins (Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand, Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford).   Nissan Autonomous Drive Vehicle. Image by Norbert Aepli. Shared under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.   There is a great deal of excitement about the potential of driverless vehicles (also called self-driving, autonomous, connected and autonomous …

Energy bills, consumer power and beyond

Reflections on the 7th Big Energy Saving Week by Nora Blascsok Events across the country are taking place this week to create public awareness around saving money on energy bills. The Big Energy Saving Week is an initiative run by Citizens Advice, the Energy Saving Trust and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy …