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  • Growth and the economy

  • Samuela Bassi

    Policy analyst

    Samuela joined the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment in early 2012. As a policy analyst, her role is to respond to policy trends with timely but rigorous analysis. Her focus is on green growth and climate policy.

    Background

    Before joining the Grantham Research Institute, Samuela worked as a senior policy analyst at the Institute for European Environmental Policy, focusing on environmental economics. She previously worked for an environmental consulting company in Italy and at the Italian Permanent Mission to the United Nations. Samuela graduated in economics from University of Trieste, Italy, and holds an MSc in Economics from Birkbeck College, London.

    Research interests

    • Green growth policy and economics;
    • The design of policy instruments for climate change and the environment;
    • Provision of policy relevant analysis and communication.
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    Policy paper  6 July, 2014

    Burden or opportunity? How UK emissions reductions policies affect the competitiveness of businesses

    The ongoing review of the UK’s Fourth Carbon Budget is closely linked to the debate over the impact that domestic climate change policies can have on the competitiveness of businesses. … read more »

    Policy report  1 May, 2014

    The US and Action on Climate Change

    Bowen, Alex, 2014. Chapter in: The Global Development of Policy Regimes to Combat Climate Change, World Scientific Publishing. Link to publisher

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    Policy paper  18 March, 2014

    Walking alone? How the UK's carbon targets compare with its competitors'

    The UK Government is reviewing the fourth carbon budget for the period  2023-27. The Committee on Climate Change has recommended that the budget, which was originally legislated in … read more »

    2013

    Policy report  4 November, 2013

    Energy use policies and carbon pricing in the UK

    Energy use policies and carbon pricing in the UK read more »

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    Policy paper  1 November, 2013

    Climate change policies and the UK business sector: overview, impacts and suggestions for reform

    The UK has a complex system of energy taxes which affect the business sector. Overlaps between taxes mean that carbon prices are uneven across sectors and fuels, and … read more »

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    Policy report  1 September, 2013

    The Climate Change Act

    The Climate Change Act received Royal Assent on 26 November 2008 and set an overarching target to reduce UK greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80 per cent by … read more »

    Policy paper  1 April, 2013

    Decarbonising electricity generation

    The power sector is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the UK and must be largely decarbonised by 2030 if the Government is … read more »

    Policy report  1 March, 2013

    A UK 'dash' for smart gas

    Shifting from coal to natural gas for electricity generation can help the UK power sector to decarbonise in the near term. With good planning and investment, natural gas can support the development of a low-carbon power sector by providing essential backup for intermittent renewables, but could only play a bigger role longer-term if fitted with carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. However, a new UK ‘dash’ for gas on the assumption of low prices is a risky economic and environmental option. A lower risk option is a ‘dash’ for smart gas; using natural gas in those areas where it offers the greatest value in decarbonising the power sector. read more »

    2012

    Policy paper  1 November, 2012

    Less pain, more gain: the potential of carbon pricing to reduce Europe’s fiscal deficits

    An overriding challenge for many European governments and policy-makers is to reduce major fiscal deficits with the least collateral damage to their economy. This paper aims to clarify the … read more »


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    In the news  7 July, 2014

    Climate change policies 'can increase UK competitiveness'

    Grantham Institute study says climate legislation has not harmed UK businesses and there is no case for weakening carbon targets read more »

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    In the news  7 July, 2014

    UK climate change policies have not harmed economy, report says

    Grantham Institute study says climate legislation has not harmed UK businesses read more »

    2013

    Commentary  5 December, 2013

    UN climate talks: Good COP Bad COP

    COP 19 aimed to progress the negotiations towards a global climate change agreement, which the Parties are seeking to finalise by 2015 at COP 21 in Paris. The conference overran by one day, with a modest outcome. read more »

    Announcement  20 March, 2013

    Launch of report about the future role of natural gas in UK electricity generation

    The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment today launched their policy brief, ‘A dash for ‘smart gas’? The future role of natural gas in UK electricity generation’, at the House of Commons. This report was published jointly with the Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College London. read more »

    Announcement  20 March, 2013

    Launch of report about the future role of natural gas in UK electricity generation

    On Wednesday 20 March, the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (LSE) launched their policy brief,  ‘A dash for ‘smart gas’? The future role of natural gas in UK … read more »

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    Announcement  1 March, 2013

    Institute to present latest findings on shale gas at LSE student conference

    The Grantham Research Institute will be joining a number of expert speakers at the upcoming LSE Energy Society conference, to be held on the 7th and 8th of March, as … read more »

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