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Smart Energy Transition logoSmart Energy Transition seminar

Dr Paula Kivimaa is co-organising a research  seminar on innovation policy, climate policy and energy transitions as part of the Smart Energy Transition project. The seminar will be on 17 February.

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Benjamin Sovacool joins the Sussex Energy Group

The Sussex Energy Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Benjamin Sovacool as Professor of Energy Policy at SPRU and as the new Director of the Sussex Energy Group (SEG).

Jake Barnes

Jake Barnes passed his Viva

We are delighted to announce that Jake Barnes, SPRU Phd student and member of the Sussex Energy Group, passed his Viva.

We have plan

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Michele Stua reflects on COP 21, and the SPRU TRANSrisk project.

E&W men sqEnergy and water interdependencies

Policy note identifies several actions that can provide a new framework for enhancing the governance of energy and water interdependencies.

BHFPAccelerating progress towards sustainability

New briefing paper provides information on how local organisations can accelerate progress towards sustainability.

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Consumer load shifting to promote wind power


PhD Student Matt Gross examines whether residential electricity customers are willing to schedule their use of household appliances to make use of energy from wind in the absence of financial incentives. 

SPRU 50th anniversary logoSPRU's 50th anniversary

As part of SPRU’s 50th anniversary in 2016, we will be hosting a major conference from 7-9 September 2016 here at the University of Sussex.

The conference will also be complemented by a full programme of activities to celebrate 50 years of SPRU.

We are delighted to announce a call for proposals for the conference on the theme of Transforming Innovation: Science and Technology for Social Needs.

Claire CarterA new POSTnote by Phd student Claire Carter, explores potential future pathways for the sourcing and use of natural gas in the UK

Nuclear power politics

This short video featuring Dr Phil Johnstone explains the outcomes of research into the politics influencing nuclear power trajectories in the UK and Germany.  

Take 7


Take 7 is a short film made by Nicolette Fox, that follows the energy stories of seven families over four seasons and the influence that solar power has had on their lives