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Lost at sea? Charting wave energy’s difficult innovation journey towards commercialisation in the UK

The UK has a rich history of wave energy technology innovation stretching back to 1976 when it launched its first...

Distributional aspects of energy policy: Domestic-scale PV uptake under FITs

A key aspect of the Scottish Government’s aspirations is inclusive economic growth. That is, growth across the income distribution. This...

Climate Change Public Conversations Series

The Scottish Government initiated the Climate Conversations project to encourage discussion about climate change with the Scottish public. To support...

Effectiveness of greenhouse gas emission policies in local development plans

The Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 sets a target to reduce Scotland’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80 per cent...

Comparative Review of Housing Energy Efficiency Interventions

Reducing the amount of energy used in Scottish homes is an important part of transitioning to a low carbon economy....

Financing adaptation

Over the last 50 years Scotland has seen a significant change in climate – to warmer and wetter weather with...

Citizens’ juries on wind farm development in Scotland

How do people feel about wind farms when they are given an opportunity to learn more about the topic and...

What is good community engagement on wind farm developments?

This report looks at developers’ community engagement practices across a range of wind farm developments in the UK and the...

Energy and People: attitudes, behaviours and policies

This event presented recent research findings on attitudes, behaviours and governance at individual and community-levels, and considered effective policies for...

Demonstrating adaptation

Demonstration can be a powerful means to promote and encourage adaptation to climate change. On-the-ground, real-time demonstration of techniques and...

Evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee put out a call for evidence on public understanding of climate change...

Legal compensation frameworks for wind farm disturbance

In some cases, noise and shadow flicker disturbance associated with the operation of onshore wind energy developments may have negative...