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Reference Number EP/X035964/1
Title SUS-POL: Supply-Side Policies for Fossil Fuels
Status Started
Energy Categories Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research (Energy system analysis) 5%;
Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal (Oil and Gas) 25%;
Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research (Environmental, social and economic impacts) 70%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Politics and International Studies) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Policy and regulation) 100%
Principal Investigator Professor PJ Newell
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Sch of Global Studies
University of Sussex
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 June 2023
End Date 31 May 2028
Duration 60 months
Total Grant Value £1,935,879
Industrial Sectors
Region South East
Programme Frontier Grants - Advanced
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor PJ Newell , Sch of Global Studies, University of Sussex (100.000%)
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Abstract To achieve the goals of the Paris agreement on climate change, a radically new approach to climate governance is needed. Theregulation of end-use emissions is no longer an adequate approach since a large proportion of remaining fossil fuels need to remainin the ground through supply-side policies (SUS-POL). This research considers how policies have been adopted to date by 'first mover'countries to limit the supply of fossil fuels and what pathways and mechanisms might support their wider adoption. Resistance tosuch policies is widespread and establishing the conditions for their wider uptake is an ambitious endeavor, but a vital one if we areto address the climate crisis.This research will provide the first attempt to identify the political-economic and socio-cultural conditions and processes that give riseto innovative policies focused on reducing fossil fuel supply. The aim is to understand what motivates early adopters of policies tocurtail fossil fuel extraction; to explore how these new policies might spread to other countries, including via internationalgovernance regimes, and to understand the nature of resistance to them. This project thus has two objectives: (1) to develop a globalpolitical economy account based on an integrative and inter-disciplinary understanding of the dynamics driving new national policiesby identifying key interacting political-economic and socio-cultural factors and the regional and international geopolitical contextswhich shape policies aimed at limiting fossil fuel extraction (2) To explore political pathways for expanding these early successfulefforts to other fossil fuel producing nations, including via international regimes. To achieve this, it will develop a quantitative analysisof supply-side policies supported by the production of a novel dataset and combine this with both primary qualitative research in a number of first mover countries and forward-looking scoping of future pathways

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