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Energy policy and the power sector in the long run

Energy policy and the power sector in the long run

a working paper by Baran Doda, Sam Fankhauser 26 September, 2017

This paper simulates the distributional consequences of alternative carbon emission reduction policies on power producers and finds that that a carbon tax outperforms all other instruments and does not reduce the profits of carbon-free generators. read more »


How “green” are bank policies to speed economic recovery?

a commentary by Sini Matikainen, Victoria Druce 30 May, 2017

Programmes by the European Central Bank (ECB) and Bank of England designed to boost economic growth after the 2008 financial crash could inadvertently be giving high-carbon sectors an advantage over their low-carbon counterparts. These measures, including quantitative easing, may be coming to an end, but their ‘high-carbon skew’ could have a long term impact on the UK and Eurozone. read more »


Central banks inadvertently backing high-carbon companies with programmes to stimulate economic growth

Press release 30 May, 2017

More than half of corporate bond purchases by the Bank of England and European Central Bank (ECB) back carbon-intensive sectors, and may give them a disproportionate advantage over low-carbon sectors, … read more »


The climate impact of quantitative easing

The climate impact of quantitative easing

a policy paper by Sini Matikainen, Emanuele Campiglio, Dimitri Zenghelis 30 May, 2017

Note that an 8-page policy brief for decision-makers that draws on the full 36-page paper is available.  Headline issue Both climate change and the low-carbon transition are likely to have … read more »


E.U. leader expresses ‘regret’ over Trump’s climate order, says ‘the world can count on Europe’

E.U. leader expresses ‘regret’ over Trump’s climate order, says ‘the world can count on Europe’

in the news Bob Ward 28 March, 2017

Bob Ward comments on President Trump’s executive order on ‘Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth’. read more »


UK needs free trade with the European Union in low-carbon technologies

a commentary by Maria Carvalho, Damien Dussaux 8 February, 2017

The cost of climate change mitigation in the UK will increase without a free trade agreement in low-carbon equipment with the European Union say Maria Carvalho and Damien Dussaux in this commentary article. read more »


With or without you? Why the European Union’s climate targets will be harder to meet post-Brexit

a commentary by Maria Carvalho, Sam Fankhauser 16 January, 2017

The UK has played an important role in shaping and advancing European action on climate change. Without it, other Member States will find themselves picking up the slack or the EU will miss its greenhouse gas target for 2030, write Maria Carvalho and Sam Fankhauser. read more »


Climate policy in China, the European Union and the United States: main drivers and prospects for the future

a policy report by Alina Averchenkova, Samuela Bassi, Keith J. Benes, Fergus Green, Augustin Lagarde, Isabella Neuweg, Georg Zachmann 17 November, 2016

This report assesses the domestic constraints and opportunities for the development of climate policy in China, the EU and the US. read more »


Nicholas Stern responds to historic European Parliament vote to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change

Press release 4 October, 2016

Nicholas Stern, Chair of the Grantham Research Institute, welcomes the decision by the European Parliament to ratify the Paris Agreement. read more »



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