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Michael Greenstone

Public lecture | The global energy and growth challenge: Facts and directions for policy

Public Lecture 28 May 2015

Chair: Professor Robin Burgees Discussant: Professor Lord Nicholas Stern Economic growth depends critically on access to reliable energy. However, in much of the world, access to energy remains low and … read more »


Energy Transitions and the Industrial Revolution

Policy Seminar 28 Oct 2014

Energy transitions involve both changes in the price and availability of energy sources and biased technological change that acts to integrate the new energy carriers into production systems and improve … read more »


Planetary Economics: macroeconomics and international implications

Public Lecture 6 Nov 2014

Professor Grubb summarises the key arguments in his book, co-authored with Professors Hourcade and Neuhoff, assessing lessons from 20 years of debate on technology, economic dimensions of global energy and … read more »


Long run demand for energy services: income and price elasticities over 200 years

a research article by Roger Fouquet 27 June, 2014

Data Set on the Consumption of Energy and Energy Services (1300-2008). Fouquet, R. (2014) Review of Environmental Economics and Policy 8(2).
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What is intermittency in relation to onshore wind and how does it affect electricity supply?


Onshore wind turbines are considered ‘intermittent’ sources, as they cannot generate electricity ‘on demand’, but only when the wind is blowing, and at sufficient strength. Other renewables, like solar and … read more »

Carbon trading and finance

How much is onshore wind subsidised and how much does it contribute to household energy bills?


Since wind turbines are a relatively new technology, generating electricity from renewable technologies, including onshore wind, is currently more expensive than generating electricity from fossil fuels. Although onshore wind is … read more »

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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. This … read more »


What is the planning and decision-making process governing wind energy developments?


For onshore wind developments with a capacity of less than 50MW, applications are assessed by Local Planning Authorities (LPAs), drawing on national policies and legislation. Larger commercial wind developments are … read more »

How much electricity is currently generated by onshore wind turbines, and how much more is planned?


Onshore wind makes the greatest contribution to electricity generated by renewable energy technologies. In 2010, it supplied 7,100 GWh of electricity, and accounted for more than a quarter of the … read more »

What are the pros and cons of onshore wind energy?

What are the pros and cons of onshore wind energy?

Wind turbines harness the energy of moving air to generate electricity. Onshore wind refers to turbines located on land, while offshore turbines are located out at sea or in freshwater. … read more »

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