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.
The Statkraft Policy Research Programme: ‘Fit-for-Purpose’ Energy and Climate Change Mitigation Policies for the European Union features under this research topic.
Government policy in support of innovation often varies across technology areas. An important example are climate change policies that typically try to support so-called clean technologies that avoid greenhouse gas pollution and hamper dirty technologies that are associated with polluting emissions. This paper explores the economic consequences of such policy moves in the short run. read more »
China’s leadership in fostering and financing infrastructure investment for a sustainable and dynamic future
A previous draft of this report was published as a background paper submission to the China Development Forum 2017. An 8-page summary policy brief is also available. Headline issue China … read more »
Building preservation policies cost English households £500 million in energy bills every year, study finds
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 »
- What are stranded assets?
- How much can onshore wind contribute to the UK’s renewable energy targets?
- How much is onshore wind subsidised and how much does it contribute to household energy bills?
- What is the planning and decision-making process governing wind energy developments?