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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 News

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 here.

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.

Shale gas policy debate likely to continue as both sides struggle to create compelling UK-relevant argument. Neither pro or anti shale gas actors show signs of winning the policy debate, according to new research from the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex.. Read more

Wind it up: Europe has the untapped onshore capacity to meet global energy demand. Europe has the capacity to produce more than 100 times the amount of energy it currently produces through onshore windfarms, new analysis from the University of Sussex and Aarhus University has revealed. Read more.


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