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The Sussex Energy Group

The Sussex Energy Group is directed by Professor Benjamin K. Sovacool and co-directed by Dr Karoline Rogge and Dr Marie Claire Brisbois. 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.

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Latest SEG Newsletter: Catch up with the latest news, project updates and publications in our Autumn 2020 newsletter. Read it here.

Two's a crowd: Nuclear and renewables don't mix. Only the latter can deliver truly low carbon energy says new study. If countries want to lower emissions as substantially, rapidly and cost-effectively as possible, they should prioritise support for renewables, rather than nuclear power. That’s the finding of new analysis of 123 countries over 25 years by the University of Sussex and the ISM International School of Management. Read more.

SEG Responds to BEIS Post Pandemic Growth Inquiry. Read the Energy Group's response on how the UK should create a green recovery plan. 

SEG Responds to Environmental Audit Committee Inquiry. Read the Energy Group's perspective on how to increase the energy efficiency of the UK's housing stock.

SEG Response to UK Parliament Transport Decarbonisation Plan. See The Sussex Energy Group’s June 2020 response to the UK Parliament call Creating the Transport Decarbonisation Plan. The document draws on the important work done by the Centre for Innovation on Energy Demand (CIED) and Fuel and Transport Poverty in the UK’s Energy Transition (FAIR), demonstrating structural, institutional, cultural and behavioural measures available to policymakers to enable a just, feasible transition to low carbon transport in the UK.

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