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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 »


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

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

in the news Bob Ward  23 November, 2017

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  22 November, 2017

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  20 November, 2017

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 »



Coal back as flashpoint in climate-change fight

Coal back as flashpoint in climate-change fight

in the news Bob Ward  18 November, 2017

Bloomberg News, 18 November


Comment from Professor Lord Nicholas Stern on outcomes of COP23

Press release  18 November, 2017

Countries have made important progress towards the implementation of the Paris Agreement and set the stage for next year’s crucial negotiations says Professor Lord Nicholas Stern. read more »


‘We should be on the offensive’ – James Hansen calls for wave of climate lawsuits

In the news  17 November, 2017

Article makes reference to the Climate Laws of the World database read more »


Rich US households produce more CO2 each year from driving than the entire carbon footprint of poor households over 8 months

Press release  17 November, 2017

Analysis by researcher Lutz Sager puts a ‘carbon dioxide cost’ on household consumption by adding up the emissions that can be attributed to the goods, services and energy that households in the United States buy in a year and compares households with different incomes. Sager’s results show that the 10% of households with the highest income had an average annual carbon footprint of 59.4 metric tons of carbon dioxide per household in 2009 – more than three times as much as the 10% of households with the lowest income. read more »


Nicholas Stern: ministers must pass ‘Trump test’ at Bonn climate talks

Nicholas Stern: ministers must pass ‘Trump test’ at Bonn climate talks

in the news Nicholas Stern  16 November, 2017

The Guardian, 16 November 2017


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