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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.

The Statkraft Policy Research Programme: ‘Fit-for-Purpose’ Energy and Climate Change Mitigation Policies for the European Union features under this research topic.

Research

Knowledge spillovers from clean and dirty technologies

Knowledge spillovers from clean and dirty technologies

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 »

News

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

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 »