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Income inequality and carbon consumption: evidence from environmental Engel curves

Income inequality and carbon consumption: evidence from environmental Engel curves

a working paper by Lutz Sager 8 days ago

This paper analyses the relationship between the distribution of income and the carbon dioxide content of household consumption in the US, describing a potential ‘equity-pollution dilemma’ and proposing a method to quantify it. read more »


How do African SMEs respond to climate risks? Evidence from Kenya and Senegal

How do African SMEs respond to climate risks? Evidence from Kenya and Senegal

a working paper by Florence Crick, Shaikh Eskander, Sam Fankhauser, Mamadou Diop 15 days ago

This paper investigates the extent to which, and how, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in poor countries are adapting to climate risks, finding that the ability of firms to respond depends on factors that can be shaped through policy intervention. read more »


Cumulative carbon emissions and economic policy: in search of general principles

Cumulative carbon emissions and economic policy: in search of general principles

a working paper by Simon Dietz, Frank Venmans 17 days ago

The authors of this paper have built a model of economically-efficient carbon dioxide emissions, which provides solutions for economically optimal peak warming of the planet, optimal emissions along the transition to peak warming, and optimal carbon prices, including under a temperature constraint consistent with the Paris Agreement. read more »


The impact of broadband and other infrastructure on the location of new business establishments

The impact of broadband and other infrastructure on the location of new business establishments

a working paper by Daire McCoy, Sean Lyons, Edgar Morgenroth, Donal Palcic, Leonie Allen 23 days ago

Using a unique dataset of broadband roll-out over time in different locations in Ireland, McCoy et al. examine how broadband networks and other local factors affect the location decisions of new firms. read more »


The energy costs of historic preservation

a working paper by Christian Hilber, Charles Palmer, Edward Pinchbeck about 1 month ago

This research investigates the impact of historical preservation policies in England (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) on domestic energy consumption, finding that the policies limit energy consumption savings. read more »


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Consultation response: ‘Call for evidence on the reform of the Green Deal Framework’

Consultation response: ‘Call for evidence on the reform of the Green Deal Framework’

a policy report by Daire McCoy, Isabella Neuweg 2 days ago

This is a submission in response to a call for evidence on the reform of the Green Deal framework. The Green Deal was the UK’s flagship programme to improve energy efficiency of the building stock. read more »


Some key issues for reviews of the costs of low-carbon electricity generation in the UK

Some key issues for reviews of the costs of low-carbon electricity generation in the UK

Ongoing concerns about the best policies to achieve affordability have led to three reviews: of energy costs, of the Levy Control Framework, and of carbon pricing. This paper draws on research findings and empirical evidence to identify key principles and issues that should be taken into account by the Government in relation to these separate but related reviews. read more »


Global trends in climate change legislation and litigation: 2017 snapshot

This brief summarises and updates the latest annual stocktake of trends in climate change litigation and legislation. read more »


Future climate projections for Tanzania

Future climate projections for Tanzania

This brief provides an overview of future climate change in Tanzania, using results from the latest available climate model simulations. The UMFULA research team of the Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) programme has analysed 34 Global Climate Models (GCMs) that provide projections for Tanzania to try to distil robust messages and some key trends that may help planning and decision-making. read more »


Multiple benefits from climate change mitigation: assessing the evidence

Multiple benefits from climate change mitigation: assessing the evidence

a policy report by Kirk Hamilton, Milan Brahmbhatt, Jiemei Liu 22 days ago

This report assesses what is known about potential co-benefits across multiple domains: environmental, economy-wide, and sector-specific. It then reports on empirical results on co-benefits, in particular the application of integrated assessment models (IAMs) to simulate co-benefits over the course of the century. read more »


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No subsidies for green power projects before 2025, says UK Treasury

No subsidies for green power projects before 2025, says UK Treasury

a mention in the media for Bob Ward 2 days ago

The Guardian,  23 November 2017


Treasury freeze of Carbon Price Support Rate could ‘endanger’ UK 2030 emissions targets – response to Autumn Budget announcement

Press release 2 days ago

The decision by the UK Treasury to continue its indefinite freeze of the Carbon Price Support Rate means the price is likely to be too weak to create enough shift from gas-fired power stations to low-carbon sources, such as renewables and nuclear – says Bob Ward, Policy and Communications Director at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change. read more »


Autumn Budget should strengthen carbon pricing and maintain subsidies for renewable power

Press release 5 days ago

The Treasury should use the Autumn Budget on 22 November to introduce a stronger carbon price and to extend existing financial support for renewable power, according to a report published today (20 November) by the Grantham Research Institute. read more »


The right price of carbon: five questions to economist Nicholas Stern (In French)

The right price of carbon: five questions to economist Nicholas Stern (In French)

a mention in the media for Nicholas Stern 5 days ago

Sud Quest, 20 November 2017


Coal back as flashpoint in climate-change fight

Coal back as flashpoint in climate-change fight

a mention in the media for Bob Ward 6 days ago

Bloomberg News, 18 November


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