All pages with keywords: energy

What are the pros and cons of onshore wind energy?

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What is onshore wind energy and what contribution does it make? Wind turbines harness the energy of moving air to generate electricity. Onshore wind refers to turbines located on land, … read more »


What is gas’s role in the energy mix in the UK and what is the Government’s strategy on gas?

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1. What role does gas play in the UK’s energy mix? Natural gas currently plays a significant role in the UK’s energy mix, with a notable increase in the proportion … read more »


What are gas prices in the UK and how do they affect bills?

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1. What are current gas prices in the UK? UK wholesale gas prices have been increasing since the early 2000s, due to upward pressure on prices in Europe and the … read more »


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Hydropower in Africa: Plans for new dams could increase the risk of disruption to electricity supply

a commentary by Declan Conway 13 December, 2017

New research published in Nature Energy this month finds that plans for new dams could put electricity generation and supply at risk and highlights the importance of considering rainfall patterns when planning the location of new hydropower dams in Africa read more »


Autumn Budget should strengthen carbon pricing and maintain subsidies for renewable power

Press release 20 November, 2017

The Treasury should use the Autumn Budget on 22 November to introduce a stronger carbon price and to extend existing financial support for renewable power, according to a report published today (20 November) by the Grantham Research Institute. read more »


What does the Helm Review teach us about climate policy?

a commentary by Sam Fankhauser 27 October, 2017

Professor Dieter Helm’s Cost of Energy review was greeted in parts of the press with headlines like “excessive green taxes force up energy bills”. Sam Fankhauser analyses the review in the context of UK efforts to tackle climate change. read more »


Response to the publication of the Cost of Energy Review

Press release 25 October, 2017

Responding to the publication today [25 October, 2017] of the independent Cost of Energy Review by Professor Dieter Helm, CBE, Bob Ward, policy and communications director at the Grantham Research … read more »


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 »


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