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Smart Metering Early Learning Project

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Smart electricity and gas meters with the offer of an in-home display are due to be rolled out to all households in Great Britain by the end of 2020. DECC commissioned this synthesis research as part of its work to support a successful smart metering implementation programme (the Programme), to offer an initial analysis of progress to date and to learn how householders can best be engaged in order to benefit from the roll-out, in particular by saving energy.

New FRS: Henry Snaith and Ben Davis

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Congratulations to two of our outstanding energy researchers: Henry Snaith and Ben Davis were elected to the Fellowship and Foreign Membership of the Royal Society.

The Future of Nuclear Power in the UK

Sixty leading experts from industry, academia and politics met in London in March 2015 on the invitation of the Director of Energy Research at the University of Oxford, Professor Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith, to debate the future of nuclear power in the UK. In the light of cross-party consensus on the need for nuclear, the discussion focussed on how a nuclear programme could be delivered successfully and at acceptable cost.

Climate change: what science and the IPCC report has to say

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One of the key objectives of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), completed in 2014, was to provide a comprehensive description of the science of climate change and options for adaptation and mitigation for negotiators preparing for the Paris Conference in 2015.

Maria van der Hoeven: “Opportunity to act: making smart decisions in a time of low oil prices”

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Maria van der Hoeven took over as Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) on 1 September 2011. Ms. Van der Hoeven has steered the IEA during a period of exceptional change in the global energy landscape. While the original IEA mandate of energy security remains at the core of the agency’s mission, the IEA has been challenged by rapidly shifting supply/demand balances for oil as well as other major fuels, affecting its members’ interests and also those within the wider global energy economy.

Over 10,000 users

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In less than one year since its creation, energy.ox.ac.uk has attracted over 10,000 unique users and 46,000 page views. Thank you for using this site.

Horizon 2020 Energy Slides

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Kerry Young and Helen Fairclough from EU Energy Focus presented valuable information on Horizon 2020 Energy calls and priorities.

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