Market failures and willingness-to-accept the smart energy transition: Experimental evidence from the UK

Working paper by Greer Gosnell, Daire McCoy on 26 May 2020

This paper describes an experiment on a nationally representative sample of UK households that aimed to quantify resistance to smart meter adoption and test for the existence of commonly cited market failures that inhibit the adoption of energy-saving technologies. The authors measured if households would adopt a smart meter without financial compensation and, for those households unwilling to do so, the subsidy level that would be necessary to persuade them. read more »

Climate risks to hydropower supply in eastern and southern Africa

Policy publication by Declan Conway, Patrick Curran, Kate Elizabeth Gannon on 30 Aug 2018

With substantial new hydropower generation planned for eastern and southern Africa, how can risks from rainfall variations and climate change be overcome to ensure reliable supply and socioeconomic development? This brief analyses the challenges and provides recommendations to policymakers, the energy sector and development partners. read more »

Muriel Bonjean Stanton

A systematic review of the impacts of climate variability and change on electricity systems in Europe

Working paper by Muriel Bonjean Stanton, Suraje Dessai, Jouni Paavola on 14 Mar 2016

Understanding the impacts of climate variability and change (CV&C) on electricity systems is paramount for operators preparing for weather-related disruptions, policymakers deciding on future directions of energy policies and European decision makers shaping research programs. This study conducted a systematic literature review to collate consistent patterns of impacts of CV&C on electricity systems in Europe. […]