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Hydropower in Africa: Plans for new dams could increase the risk of disruption to electricity supply

a commentary by Declan Conway  13 December, 2017

New research published in Nature Energy this month finds that plans for new dams could put electricity generation and supply at risk and highlights the importance of considering rainfall patterns when planning the location of new hydropower dams in Africa read more »


Calls for greater fossil fuel divestment at anniversary of Paris climate deal

Calls for greater fossil fuel divestment at anniversary of Paris climate deal

in the news Nicholas Stern  12 December, 2017

The Guardian, 12 December 2017


One Planet Summit: Quotes of the day

One Planet Summit: Quotes of the day

in the news Nicholas Stern  12 December, 2017

Business Green, 12 December 2017


Nicholas Stern

Nicholas Stern warns that current carbon pricing is too weak to achieve goals of the Paris Agreement

Press release  12 December, 2017

Current carbon prices around the world are too weak to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, and Europe needs to show leadership by driving up pricing levels, Nicholas Stern will warn in a speech at the One Planet Summit today (12 December) in Paris. read more »


Paris wants to put finance at the service of the climate (in French)

Paris wants to put finance at the service of the climate (in French)

in the news Nicholas Stern  9 December, 2017

La Tribune, 9 December 2017


Plans for new hydropower dams in eastern and southern Africa could increase the risk of disruption to electricity supply

Press release  8 December, 2017

Hydropower dams planned for eastern and southern Africa could put electricity supply at risk for vast regions because they rely on the same rainfall patterns for electricity generation, warns new research led by Professor Declan Conway from the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. read more »




EU countries should focus on carbon pricing instead of subsidies for renewables

Press release  5 December, 2017

European Union countries should focus on carbon pricing rather than subsidies for low-carbon electricity to achieve further reductions in emissions from their power sectors. read more »


Response to publication of Industrial Strategy White Paper

Press release  27 November, 2017

Response to the publication of the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy on 27 November 2017. read more »


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