All pages with keywords: energy

Economic growth and development with low-carbon energy

Economic growth and development with low-carbon energy

a working paper by Sam Fankhauser, Frank Jotzo 23 March, 2017

Energy is needed for economic growth, and access to cheap, reliable energy is an essential development objective. However, in the future access to fossil fuel-based energy will need to be … read more »


Grantham Workshop | Joanna Pardoe ‘Climate change and the water-energy-food nexus: Policy and practice in Tanzania’

Grantham Workshop | Joanna Pardoe ‘Climate change and the water-energy-food nexus: Policy and practice in Tanzania’

Grantham Workshop Joanna Pardoe 21 Jun 2017

Joanna Pardoe, a Research Officer at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics, will be the speaker for this seminar. A full abstract … read more »


Methods for strengthening a weak instrument in the case of a persistent treatment

Methods for strengthening a weak instrument in the case of a persistent treatment

a working paper by Michel Berthélemy, Petyo Bonev, Damien Dussaux, Magnus Söderberg 28 February, 2017

When evaluating policy treatments that are persistent and endogenous, available instrumental variables often exhibit more variation over time than the treatment variable. This leads to a weak instrumental variable problem, … read more »


The cost of adapting to climate change: evidence from the US residential sector

The cost of adapting to climate change: evidence from the US residential sector

a working paper by François Cohen, Matthieu Glachant, Magnus Söderberg 1 February, 2017

Using household-level data from the American Housing Survey, this paper assesses the cost of adapting housing to temperature increases. The authors account for both energy use adjustments and capital adjustments through investments in weatherization and heating and cooling equipment. read more »


Muddled and inflated figures about power decarbonisation

Muddled and inflated figures about power decarbonisation

a commentary by Bob Ward 21 December, 2016

It is vitally important that the public debate about the UK’s options for managing the risks of climate change is based on reliable and authoritative information about the costs. Unfortunately, … read more »


Grantham Workshop | Christian Downie ‘The fight for King Coal’s Crown: Business actors in the US coal and utility industries’

Grantham Workshop 30 Nov 2016

Dr Christian Downie, a Vice Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales and a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University, will be the speaker for … read more »


A more sustainable energy strategy for India

a policy report by Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Himanshu Gupta, Nicholas Stern 28 July, 2016

The COP-21 meeting in Paris produced an important result. For the first time all countries developed and developing agreed to take some mitigation action. However even if all countries deliver on what … read more »


Co-benefits and trade-offs in the water–energy nexus of irrigation modernization in China

Co-benefits and trade-offs in the water–energy nexus of irrigation modernization in China

a research article by Declan Conway 15 July, 2016

There are strong interdependencies between water use in agriculture and energy consumption as water saving technologies can require increased pumping and pressurizing. The Chinese Government includes water efficiency improvement … read more »


The Stern Review +10: new opportunities for growth and development

Conference Nicholas Stern 28 Oct 2016

This meeting will take stock of the extraordinary changes taking place in the global economy and seek to guide the research and policy that will deliver the global agenda created by the Paris Agreement (December 2015) and Sustainable Development Goals (September 2015). read more »


How much can onshore wind contribute to the UK’s renewable energy targets?

The UK government has adopted an EU-wide target for renewable energy, according to which, the share of energy from renewables will have to reach 15 per cent by 2020. Actions … read more »


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