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Wind turbines

Wind power and the cost to your home

New research into the impact of wind farms carried out by Professor Stephen Gibbons at the ESRC-funded Spatial Economics Research Centre is the first to demonstrate a link between wind farm visibility and house prices.

Sun and turbines

The cost of being green

As renewable energy generation grows in popularity, how are wind farms affecting local house prices?


Predicting the cost of energy

The methods for forecasting energy costs are improving, but with the complexities involved the key challenge is to communicate how uncertain the estimates are, concludes a new report from the UK Energy Research Centre.

Gas ring

Simplifying UK energy policies

ESRC-funded research shows that fewer and less complex charges for carbon emissions would cut costs and make the system more effective.

Roof turbine and solar panels

Home improvement - best time for energy efficiency

Homeowners planning to renovate their kitchens, bathrooms, and living spaces are an untapped market for energy efficiency service providers, according to a new report from the ESRC-funded UK Energy Research Centre.

Nuclear reactor

Less opposition to nuclear power

Opposition to nuclear power in the UK has fallen since 2005, despite incidents such as the 2011 meltdown at the Fukushima reactor, according to research findings from the UK Energy Research Centre.

Gas drill rig

Facing the fears of fracking

People remain negative about hydrocarbons and controversial 'fracking' extraction, and do not see shale gas or other forms of unconventional fossil fuel as the solution to either energy security or climate change.

Sun and wind turbines

Public support for energy transformation

There is widespread public support for a cleaner, fairer and more efficient production and provision of energy in the UK, according to research from the ESRC-supported UK Energy Research Centre.

David Newbery

Fuelling growth with public investments

Professor David Newberry argues that public investment in the right areas will fuel UK economic growth - with the short-term impact of giving work to domestic private companies who will create jobs.

Sun and wind turbines

Climate change downgrade in the recession

As we enter Climate Week, poll results have revealed that public concern about environmental issues and climate change has sunk to a 20-year low since the beginning of the global financial crisis.

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