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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

New study finds hydropowered countries suffer higher levels of poverty, corruption and debt. SEG's director Benjamin Sovacool and Dr Götz Walter from the International School of Management in Germany, say the report should be food for thought for major institutions such as the World Bank, currently calling for substantial and global investment in hydropower as a means towards international development. Read more

New paper explores how individuals can help save the planet from climate catastrophe. SEG director, Benjamin Sovacool co-authored a new paper which notes that voluntary lifestyle choices by well-meaning individuals would only achieve around half the required emission reductions needed to hit the 1.5 C Paris Agreement goal. Read more

Transformative technologies in energy, buildings and transport. A panel discussion brought together high-level representatives of the UK energy sector was hosted by the Sussex Energy Group (SEG) to discuss the role of technologies in reducing energy demand in the UK. Read more


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