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DEI Research and Policy Insights

Insights and briefings emerging from Durham Energy Institute research. 

Research and Policy briefings

Decarbonising Heating policy briefing

A policy briefing explaining the challenges of decarbonising heating and some insights developed through Durham Energy Institute (DEI) research.
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Tools for Local Government Net-Zero Decision Making

Investigating how local authorities currently access energy information, and the models or decision-support needed for localised energy planning.
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UKERC Review of Energy Policy 2021

This UK Energy Research Centre publication, co-authored by DEI Fellow Prof Gavin Bridge, reviews the key energy policies of 2021.
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Just Transition: Pathways to Socially Inclusive Decarbonisation.

A COP26 Universities briefing co-authored by DEI Director Prof Simone Abram exploring how to ensure climate action is socially inclusive.
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Geothermal Energy briefing: Realising the UKs Geothermal potential

A DEI briefing outlining how the UK could benefit from geothermal energy and heat from water in flooded abandoned mines
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Temporary Workers in Energy Construction Projects: Exploring Causes and Effects

Why are temporary workers to prevalent in construction projects in the energy sector and what are the implications?