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Boosting economic growth and stabilising the public finances by borrowing to invest in sustainable energy, transport and cities infrastructure

a commentary by Dimitri Zenghelis  12 August, 2016

The new UK Government under Prime Minister Theresa May has committed to boosting UK productivity and addressing the widening wealth gap. Achieving all this will require the right investments by … read more »


UK Government should boost economic growth by borrowing to invest in sustainable energy, transport and cities

Press release  12 August, 2016

UK Government should improve economic growth by taking advantage of record low interest rates to borrow money to invest in sustainable infrastructure for energy, transport and cities, according to two new reports published today (12 August 2016). read more »



Britain’s energy dilemma: if not nuclear power, then what?

Britain’s energy dilemma: if not nuclear power, then what?

in the news Bob Ward  30 July, 2016

Observer, 30 July



Trump’s laughable climate change claims

Trump’s laughable climate change claims

in the news Bob Ward  29 July, 2016

The Hill, 29 July


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Heat waves, productivity, and the urban economy: What are the costs?

a commentary by Hélia Costa  29 July, 2016

Increasingly hot summers can have devastating effects on worker productivity. As temperatures increase, workers feel decreased energy, loss of concentration, muscle cramps, heat rash, and in extreme cases heat exhaustion … read more »


Infrastructure ‘still faces flood risk’

Infrastructure ‘still faces flood risk’

in the news Swenja Surminski  20 July, 2016

BBC, 20 July


Departmental merger need not damage climate fight

Departmental merger need not damage climate fight

in the news Nicholas Stern  19 July, 2016

Financial Times, 19 July


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Why the end of DECC could be good news on climate change

a commentary by Samuel Fankhauser  18 July, 2016

What does the creation of a new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) mean for climate change policy? The move has variously been described as the abolition of … read more »


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