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Growth and innovation

The Growth and Innovation research group explores the potential for green growth and its many benefits in terms of cleaner, more efficient economies.

Clean growth is the only realistic pathway to meeting the aspirations of the Paris Agreement, with bold and transformative steps needed to move the global economy onto a sustainable path.

Researchers from this group explore the role of green innovation and the dynamic cycle of investment and growth it could unleash in the context of cities, energy technologies and integrated assessment models. They look back in history to see what we can learn from previous energy transitions and economic transformations.

Research

The impact of broadband and other infrastructure on the location of new business establishments

The impact of broadband and other infrastructure on the location of new business establishments

Using a unique dataset of broadband roll-out over time in different locations in Ireland, McCoy et al. examine how broadband networks and other local factors affect the location decisions of new firms. read more »

Policy

Decarbonising the European Union credibly, effectively and acceptably

Decarbonising the European Union credibly, effectively and acceptably

This brief summarises the final findings and recommendations from the Statkraft research programme exploring key issues in the EU's transition to a low-carbon economy, focusing on the power sector and sectors that fall outside the EU emissions trading system. read more »