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What does the Helm Review teach us about climate policy?

a commentary by Sam Fankhauser  27 October, 2017

Professor Dieter Helm’s Cost of Energy review was greeted in parts of the press with headlines like “excessive green taxes force up energy bills”. Sam Fankhauser analyses the review in the context of UK efforts to tackle climate change. read more »


Response to the publication of the Cost of Energy Review

Press release  25 October, 2017

Responding to the publication today [25 October, 2017] of the independent Cost of Energy Review by Professor Dieter Helm, CBE, Bob Ward, policy and communications director at the Grantham Research … read more »


Building preservation policies cost English households £500 million in energy bills every year, study finds

Press release  16 October, 2017

Residents of Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas miss out on saving up to £240 on annual energy bills because preservation policies make it harder to reduce energy use, according to a new study published by the Grantham Research Institute. read more »


Clean Growth Strategy: Much to praise but many aspirations rather than tangible policy commitments

a commentary by Sam Fankhauser  13 October, 2017

Mobilising private sector funding and implementing a strong industrial strategy will be critical to the sucess of the UK Government’s Clean Growth Strategy says Sam Fankhauser. read more »


Climate change ‘sceptics’ know they have lost the argument, but they are still churning out propaganda

a commentary by Bob Ward  13 October, 2017

In this commentary Bob Ward says prominent climate sceptics in the UK, including Matt Ridley and Graham Stringer MP, are continuing to misrepresent the facts. This is despite Matt Ridley admitting in The Times that he and Lord Lawson “have so far largely lost the argument on climate change”. read more »


Response to publication of Clean Growth Strategy

Press release  12 October, 2017

Responding to the publication today  (12 October 2017) of the UK’s Clean Growth Strategy by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Professor Sam Fankhauser, Director of the Grantham … read more »


Repeal of the US Clean Power Plan “makes no economic sense”

Press release  10 October, 2017

Commenting on the announcement expected today that the United States Environmental Protection Agency is planning to repeal President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, Bob Ward, policy and communications director at the … read more »


Sue major polluters for climate compensation – and ask Exxon to pay for Harvey’s damages says Jeffrey Sachs

Commentary  10 October, 2017

Major polluters and governments could be held to account by “climate justice” court cases, said Jeff Sachs, Professor of Economics at Columbia University in his recent lecture at the London School of Economics. A video of the lecture is now available. read more »


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Heating homes: do energy saving measures reduce energy consumption in social housing?

a commentary by Daire McCoy  4 October, 2017

Energy bills are at the top of the political agenda in the UK. In the short term, increasing energy efficiency and reducing energy consumption will reduce energy bills – but how effectively do current energy efficiency policies incentivise cuts in energy use? read more »


Here’s Why Debunking Viral Climate Myths Is Almost Impossible, In One Animated Chart

Here’s Why Debunking Viral Climate Myths Is Almost Impossible, In One Animated Chart

in the news Bob Ward  3 October, 2017

A British newspaper admitted that a controversial climate article from February was misleading and inaccurate. The story’s claims have received at least 752,300 shares, likes, comments, or other interactions on social media. read more »


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