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Comment on flawed proposal to cut Air Passenger Duty

Press release  14 January, 2020

Commenting on reports today (Tuesday 14 January 2020) that the Government is to consider cuts to Air Passenger Duty, Professor Sam Fankhauser, Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate … read more »


Election 2019: What the main parties’ manifestos say about zero-emissions transport

a commentary by Sam Unsworth  11 December, 2019

Ahead of the General Election, Sam Unsworth analyses the Conservative and Labour Parties’ manifesto pledges on surface transport decarbonisation and the opportunities offered by growth of the zero-emissions transport sector in the UK. read more »


Only 1 in 10 of the world’s largest energy companies have made plans to get to net zero emissions

Press release  12 November, 2019

Just 13 out of the largest 132 coal, electricity, and oil and gas companies have made commitments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to net zero, research published today has … read more »


Zero-carbon goods and services need to be at the heart of UK growth

a commentary by Sam Unsworth  30 October, 2019

In the coming years the UK will be competing in a race between economies to become cleaner, smarter and more efficient. The prize? The lion’s share of growing markets for … read more »


Climate Change Will Cost Us Even More Than We Think

Climate Change Will Cost Us Even More Than We Think

in the news Nicholas Stern  23 October, 2019

A set of assumptions and practices in economics has led economists both to underestimate the economic impact of many climate risks, and to miss some of them entirely, say Professor Nicholas Stern and Dr. Naomi Oreskes, professor of the history of science at Harvard University, in a new opinion piece for the New York Times. read more »


How Britain ended its coal addiction

How Britain ended its coal addiction

in the news Josh Burke  1 October, 2019

In this article looking at the decline of coal use in the UK Josh Burke says a confluence of market drivers & regulatory interventions (in particular the introduction of a carbon price support scheme in 2013) have steered the UK away from coal. read more »


Climate crisis: UK cannot reach net zero emissions ‘if ministers remain fixed on economic growth’

Climate crisis: UK cannot reach net zero emissions ‘if ministers remain fixed on economic growth’

in the news Josh Burke  29 August, 2019

This article reflects on comments made by the government’s chief environment scientist on the UK’s net zero target. In the article Josh Burke refers to research by the Grantham Research Institute which shows how achieving net zero and maintaining economic growth are not mutually exclusive. read more »


Interview about carbon offsetting for air travel

in the news Michal Nachmany  22 August, 2019

Michal Nachmany talks on the Victoria Derbyshire show (46 mins in) about why carbon offsetting is a good way to deal with essential travel, but the real solution is in research and development of electric vehicles for short-haul flights and alternative biofuels for longer-distance travel. read more »


Good for the environment, good for business: Foreign acquisitions and energy intensity

Good for the environment, good for business: Foreign acquisitions and energy intensity

in the news Arlan Brucal  16 August, 2019

The authors of this article argue that foreign direct investment can serve as a channel for the international transfer of environmentally friendly technologies and practices, thus directly contributing not only to economic growth but also to environmental progress. read more »


Why the Chancellor’s statement on the cost of a net-zero transition in the UK could imperil the country’s climate ambitions

a commentary by Dimitri Zenghelis  6 June, 2019

Dimitri Zenghelis explains why the British Chancellor’s assertion that a net-zero economy in the UK will cost more than £1 trillion by 2050 is simply wrong. read more »