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GIB going, going, gone! The future of the Green Investment Bank and sustainable investment in the UK

a commentary by Sini Matikainen  18 August, 2017

The sale of the government-backed Green Investment Bank (GIB) for £2.3bn to a consortium led by Macquarie Group Limited has been completed this week. The sale has been met with criticism, … read more »


At your service: how exporting more low-carbon services could enhance the UK’s future prosperity

a commentary by Maria Carvalho  16 August, 2017

The future of the UK’s trade with the EU and beyond is currently uncertain. What is certain is that the UK will need to secure trade deals to guarantee its … read more »


Energy efficiency regulations benefit, not burden, US consumers

Energy efficiency regulations benefit, not burden, US consumers

a commentary by Arlan Brucal  15 August, 2017

While President Trump’s stance on climate change is somewhat confused, it is no surprise that during his presidency he has pushed back environmental regulations and standards which he suggests place … read more »


Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme duped by climate change sceptic Lord Lawson

a commentary by Bob Ward  14 August, 2017

It has been a bad few days for the BBC and Radio 4’s flagship ‘Today’ programme after it was again humiliatingly duped by climate change ‘sceptics’. At 7:10 am on … read more »


Lucifer heatwave poses ‘major’ risk to parts of Europe

Lucifer heatwave poses ‘major’ risk to parts of Europe

in the news Bob Ward  6 August, 2017

Sky News, 6 August 2017


Extreme heat poses risk to Europe

Extreme heat poses risk to Europe

in the news Bob Ward  5 August, 2017

Sky News, 5 August 2017


Confessions of an economist: Building a low carbon world

Confessions of an economist: Building a low carbon world

a commentary by Dimitri Zenghelis  3 August, 2017

Dimitri Zenghelis explains why economists should change their approach towards new technologies that combat climate change in this TEDxGoodenoughCollege event.


Comment on increasing household energy bills

Press release  1 August, 2017

Responding to speculation today about the cost of energy, Bob Ward, policy and communications director at the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and the Grantham Research Institute … read more »


Michael Gove MP

The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs should prioritise UK climate resilience

a commentary by Bob Ward, Victoria Druce  31 July, 2017

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), with Michael Gove MP at the helm, must focus on building the UK’s resilience to growing risks from climate impacts. Climate … read more »


Update on complaint about ‘The Times’

a commentary by Bob Ward  27 July, 2017

The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) has today published a disappointing, but not surprising, decision about a number of inaccurate and misleading statements in a column published in ‘The Times’ … read more »


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