All pages with keywords: clean energy


A cost-effective balance between taxes on fossil fuel pollution and support for cleaner alternatives

A cost-effective balance between taxes on fossil fuel pollution and support for cleaner alternatives

a commentary by Alex Bowen, Bob Ward, Dimitri Zenghelis 29 July, 2015

There is a danger that the current tinkering to subsidies and taxes affecting renewables in the UK will result in incoherence that will hinder efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. read more »


New report finds governments must act now to support clean energy innovation and avoid spiralling future costs

Press release 24 November, 2014

The longer governments wait to promote clean energy innovation, the greater the eventual cost to the environment and the economy, according to a new report published today (24 November 2014) … read more »


The British Feed-in Tariff for small renewable energy systems: Can it be made fairer?

a policy publication 1 October, 2013

The British Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme, which launched in April 2010, pays £500 million each year to the owners of small scale renewable energy installations for the clean … read more »


UK energy policy

UK energy policy

a commentary by Bob Ward 1 October, 2013

Private investors need to be persuaded to spend billions of pounds to create a cleaner and more efficient power sector for the UK. The Times – subscription is required.


The Climate Change Act

The Climate Change Act

a policy publication by Samuela Bassi, Bob Ward, Dimitri Zenghelis 1 September, 2013

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 »


Climate change policy UK

Climate change policy UK

a policy publication by Chris Duffy, Alex Bowen 18 August, 2013

The Grantham Research Institute for Climate Change and the Environment and the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) have published a policy paper, originally commissioned as a working paper … read more »


Decarbonising electricity generation

Decarbonising electricity generation

a policy publication by Samuela Bassi, Chris Duffy 1 April, 2013

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 »



Rich nations must take the lead in a clean-energy revolution

Rich nations must take the lead in a clean-energy revolution

a commentary by Nicholas Stern 18 June, 2012

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The case for and against onshore wind energy in the UK

The case for and against onshore wind energy in the UK

a policy publication by Samuela Bassi, Alex Bowen, Sam Fankhauser 1 June, 2012

This policy brief investigates the extent to which onshore wind can contribute to future electricity generation, whether there are technological constraints, what the economic costs are and what the … read more »