All pages with keywords: fossil fuels

Nicholas Stern responds to EIB proposal to end lending for fossil fuels

Press release 26 July, 2019

Professor Lord Nicholas Stern responds to the announcement today (26 July 2019) that the European Investment Bank (EIB) has proposed to end lending for fossil fuel-reliant energy projects by the end of 2020 in its draft energy lending policy. read more »


LSE Grantham Research Institute responds to Spring Statement

Press release 13 March, 2019

The Grantham Research Institute has today responded to the UK Government’s Spring Statement (13 March 2019), in which a new Future Homes Standard was announced, which would prevent new build … read more »


Is the UK doing enough to prepare for the last days of coal and the eventual phase-out of oil and gas?

a commentary by Josh Burke 28 February, 2019

The UK’s coal phase-out may be proceeding apace but there remains a gap where ‘just transition’ plans should sit – for coal and for other fossil fuel industry – argues Josh Burke. read more »


Bjorn Lomborg’s lukewarmer misinformation about climate change and poverty

a commentary by Bob Ward 30 August, 2018

On 27 August, the ‘New York Post’ published an article by Dr Bjorn Lomborg that was filled with misrepresentations and false claims, under the headline ‘How the war on climate … read more »


The mythical peril of divesting from fossil fuels

Commentary 13 June, 2018

Published as part of our Sustainable Finance Leadership Series By Jeremy Grantham, Co-Founder, Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment I have met more investment committees than I care … read more »


To build or not to build? Capital stocks and climate policy

To build or not to build? Capital stocks and climate policy

a working paper by Elizabeth Baldwin, Yongyang Cai, Karlygash Kuralbayeva 18 January, 2018

To achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, the use of fossil fuels must peak and then rapidly decline. This research investigates the impact of climate change policy on capital invested in fossil fuel power plants, especially coal – so-called ‘dirty’ assets. 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 »


Giles Atkinson

Asset accounting, fiscal policy and the UK’s oil and gas resources, past and future

a working paper by Giles Atkinson 23 September, 2016

Evidence that the UK may possess sizable resources of shale gas and oil has instigated a debate about whether a sovereign wealth fund would be an effective way to use tax revenues from their exploitation. Analysis in this paper explores the implications the sovereign wealth fund model for managing past and future UK oil and gas resources. read more »


Fans of fossil fuels offer Africa an unfair choice

a commentary by Bob Ward 4 February, 2016

A handful of campaigners who promote the use of fossil fuels are using newspaper articles to offer a deeply unfair choice to people living in the poorest countries of the … read more »


Closing coal: economic and moral incentives

a working paper by Paul Collier, Anthony J. Venables 11 May, 2014

Climate policy required that much of the world’s reserves of fossil fuels remain unburned. This paper makes the case for implementing this directly through policy to … read more »