All pages with keywords: energy taxes

Consultation response: ‘Reforming the business energy efficiency tax landscape’

a policy publication by Samuela Bassi, Chris Duffy, Sam Fankhauser, Bob Ward, Dimitri Zenghelis 23 November, 2015

This policy paper was submitted to HM Treasury in response to its consultation on ‘Reforming the business energy efficiency tax landscape’. read more »


UK Treasury should focus on carbon not energy use

Press release 23 November, 2015

Carbon taxes are more effective than energy taxes at meeting climate goals and delivering energy efficiency gains, is the key finding of a new Grantham Research Institute policy paper. read more »


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 »


The Budget turns Climate Change Levy into an energy levy

Press release 8 July, 2015

Professor Sam Fankhauser responds to announcements in the UK Budget about energy taxes. read more »


Next UK government should reform complex energy taxes and depoliticise energy infrastructure investment

Press release 30 March, 2015

The next UK Government after the General Election on 7 May should reform the UK’s overly-complex energy taxation and create new institutions to depoliticise infrastructure investment, particularly in the energy … read more »


Asymmetric industrial energy prices and international trade

Asymmetric industrial energy prices and international trade

a working paper by Misato Sato, Antoine Dechezleprêtre 2 March, 2015

This paper measures the response of bilateral trade flows to differences in industrial energy prices across countries. Using a panel for the period 1996-2011 including 42 countries, 62 sectors and … read more »


UK freezes carbon tax plan for electricity sector

In the news 20 March, 2014

The Age


Taxing Energy Use: A graphical analysis of OECD energy use and taxation

Policy Seminar 11 Mar 2014

Grantham Research Institute hosted this policy seminar by the OECD. Michelle Harding, Economist at the OECD, presented the key findings of the report “Taxing Energy Use: A Graphical Analysis … read more »


Energy use policies and carbon pricing in the UK

Energy use policies and carbon pricing in the UK

a policy publication by Samuela Bassi, Alex Bowen, Sam Fankhauser 4 November, 2013

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


David Cameron wants to cut green taxes. But it’s our reliance on fossil fuels that’s to blame for rising energy bills

David Cameron wants to cut green taxes. But it’s our reliance on fossil fuels that’s to blame for rising energy bills

a commentary by Bob Ward 23 October, 2013

The Prime Minister’s decision to review green energy taxes and regulations is an understandable response to heightened public concern about the affordability of heating and electricity, with average bills having … read more »