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The Sussex Energy Group

The Sussex Energy Group is directed by Professor Benjamin K. Sovacool and Dr Karoline Rogge. The Sussex Energy Group aims to understand and foster transitions towards sustainable, low carbon energy systems. Drawing from SPRU’s tradition, we undertake academically rigorous, interdisciplinary and world-leading research that is relevant to contemporary policy challenges. We also educate the next generation of energy policy professionals through our MSc and PhD programmes.

Latest SEG News


Fracking, Framing and Effective Participation. 
New project to examine the politics of fracking and the utilisation of shale gas in the UK. Read more

Car dealers are a major barrier to the spread of electric vehicles. A new study by Aarhus University, Denmark and the University of Sussex has found that car dealerships and sales personnel are a major obstacle to the switch to electric vehicles (EVs) in the Nordic region and possibly beyond. Read more
SEG Director selected as lead author for IPCC climate change report.  Professor Benjamin Sovacool and colleague selected as lead authors for the Sixth Assessment Report for the IPCC. Read more
SPRU to lead on new research programme on digital society and energy demand.  SEG members Profs. Tim Foxon and Steven Sorrell will take the lead on this £2million research programme as part of a new research centre "The UK Centre for Research on Energy Demand". Read more

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