SPRU news items
Read news from the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex.
Thirty years of climate research funding has overlooked the potential of experimental transformative technologies
New study reveals the technologies and academic disciplines that are being overlooked by research funders in the global fight against climate change
The threat posed to climate change policies by the rise of the populist right
Authoritarian nationalist populists have a systemic tendency to create significant negative effect on climate policies when in government
HEIF fund co-sponsored by SSRP: new projects address critical challenges 'from Covid crisis to net zero'
A set of newly approved projects, funded through HEIF and co-sponsored by the SSRP, address Covid-19 recovery and climate change in an integrated way.
Energy security strategy analysis: Huge missed opportunity not to put energy efficiency at heart of strategy
University of Sussex Business School experts on why the most impactful policies have been overlooked in the British Energy Security Strategy
New research casts doubt on environmental benefits of hybrid working
New study reveals most remote workers in England before the pandemic travelled further each week than office-based workers despite taking fewer trips
Sun shines on the richest: New study explores how to make solar PV viable for all
More government support with greater flexibility is needed to make solar panels viable option for elderly homeowners, student renters and the disabled
SSRP provides funding to help researchers re-engage with partners in the Global South
The Sussex Sustainability Research Programme is making small grants available to eight exciting, interdisciplinary sustainability projects.
The Sussex Energy Group Research Showcase: March 8 – May 3
The Sussex Energy Group Research Showcase outlines research projects on industrial decarbonisation and energy transition and justice in the Artic
TIP Conference 2022 builds action on transformations towards sustainability & a just transition
Transformative Innovation Policy Conference 2022 gathers researchers & policymakers for action on TIP research & policy.
New study reveals why public health messaging should focus on naked self-interest to tackle vaccine hesitancy
Promoting the benefits of vaccine to an individual is a more effective means of overcoming vaccine hesitancy than extolling broader societal benefits
Encourage EV manufacturers to produce low-cost models with tax breaks for a fair net zero transition
UK government policy must go further to ensure low carbon technologies are an affordable option for broader range of society.
More evidence needed to establish 5G’s green credentials
Widespread expectations 5G will be a green technology are not currently backed up by a strong, publicly available, fully transparent evidence base
Quickly find a new collaborator at Sussex with “Sustainability Search” database developed by SSRP
Do you, or people in your network, need to find a University of Sussex collaborator for a new research or writing project? Perhaps you want to find...
New co-director appointed to Sussex Energy Group
Professor Matthew Lockwood has been announced as the new co-director of the Sussex Energy Group (SEG)
National governments need to manage the out-of-control energy demands of the internet
New research outlines policy options for governments to limit the energy demand and environmental impact of datacentres
Sussex Energy Group panel question COP26’s focus on unproven technologies & discuss hopes for local action
In the closing SEG@COP26 panel discussion, Sussex Energy Group researchers discussed their reactions to the outcomes from the COP.
Two new additions for the University of Sussex on the global list of highly-cited researchers
Dr Paula Kivimaa and Prof Karoline Rogge have been named in the 2021 Highly Cited Researchers List for the very first time.
Sussex Energy Group launch SEG@COP26 seminar series
Hear from energy policy experts at the SEG@COP26 series - presenting SPRU research and its relation to this year's global COP negotiations
Policy experts and global investors come together to develop the financial footprint for building a net zero future
Policy academics and international investors are coming together to develop a model for the finance sector fit for a net zero world in a new...