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Read news from the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex.
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...
University of Sussex Business School looks into the future to help forge a more sustainable world
Researchers join policymakers, funders and IGOs to explore Futures Literacy: using the future to deliver societal and environmental change.
New Co-Director for the Sussex Energy Group
Dr Mari Martiskainen announced as new Co-Director of Sussex Energy Group
"On a track to true climate catastrophe" - Sussex experts respond to landmark IPCC report
Sussex researchers today responded to a new assessment from UN scientists which details humanity's damaging impact on the climate.
New websites for GCRF-funded SCMR action research projects
The Sussex Centre for Migration Research (SCMR) is pleased to announce the launch of websites for two action research projects funded by UK...
University to play key role at new research centre at forefront of UK industrial decarbonisation ambitions
Benjamin Sovacool will be co-director and the University leads on 3 research topics at the Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre
Science Policy Research Unit establishes professional network with top South Korean institutes
The Business School is working with two Korean institutions to develop collaboration between science and technology policy professionals.
Home improvers and influencers vital to achieving UK net zero domestic heating targets
The role of enthusiastic heat pump adopters in spreading the word is as important as Government policy, education and training.
Business School achieves 2021 Innovations That Inspire award for transformative innovation policy research
AACSB International recognises the global impact of the Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium
UK society picks up unpaid £110 billion tab from energy industry every year
The true social, environmental and health costs of the UK energy sector is paid for by society at large rather than the industry or its consumers
Scotland’s pursuit of low carbon future restricted by UK national security objectives
Scotland’s progression to a low carbon future is likely being held back by national security policy from Westminster.
US society picks up unpaid $1.7 trillion tab from energy industry every year
The social, environmental and health costs of the US energy sector dwarves the revenues of the country’s upstream oil and gas industry ($181 billion)