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Modern Energy Cooking Services Programme

Academics are developing a method to help build systems that have the potential to transform access to clean cooking services.

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Fuel and Transport Poverty in the UK's Energy Transition

A new three-year research project will explore ways to ensure that the UK’s shift to a low-carbon society does not leave anyone behind. 

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Solar-Biomass Reversible (SolBio-Rev)

The core objective of this project is to reduce the primary energy consumption of the whole building sector across the EU.

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Investigating alleged use of chemical and biological weapons

Alexander Ghionis served as Rapporteur at the fifth UNSGM Designated Laboratories workshop in Spiez, Switzerland.

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Shaping Policies across Sub-Saharan Africa

SPRU attended an international policy workshop organised by the IPCR in Abuja, Nigeria. 

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RISIS2 - Open Science Project

RISIS 2 has been designed to promote a research infrastructure to advance Science Technology and Innovation studies

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Science on safety of chlorinated chicken 'misunderstood'

Government’s assurances that there are no health problems are misleading, say food policy experts

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Shale gas policy debate likely to continue

Neither pro or anti shale gas actors show signs of winning the policy debate, according to new research

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No-deal chaos to hit food businesses in Ireland

A new briefing argues that a no-deal Brexit would lead to disruption in food supplies across Ireland

Hinkley point power station boxGreat Britains Creative Industries 

Businesses from Greater Brighton’s creative industries generated more than £1.5 billion in turnover last year.

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