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Plans for new hydropower dams in eastern and southern Africa could increase the risk of disruption to electricity supply

Press release  8 December, 2017

Hydropower dams planned for eastern and southern Africa could put electricity supply at risk for vast regions because they rely on the same rainfall patterns for electricity generation, warns new research led by Professor Declan Conway from the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. read more »




EU countries should focus on carbon pricing instead of subsidies for renewables

Press release  5 December, 2017

European Union countries should focus on carbon pricing rather than subsidies for low-carbon electricity to achieve further reductions in emissions from their power sectors. read more »


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


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