All pages with keywords: renewable energy

New £3.5m research network to support UK transition to a low-carbon economy

Press release 31 January, 2019

The Minister for Energy and Clean Growth, Claire Perry, will today (31 January 2019) launch an initiative to create a network of new and extended city climate commissions in Edinburgh, … read more »


What types of energy does China finance with its development aid?

a commentary by Isabella Neuweg 21 June, 2018

China has been steadily intensifying its economic and strategic relations with developing countries in recent years. Through deepening trade ties, large-scale infrastructure financing and its ambitious vision to create ‘seamless … read more »


Communicating resourcefully: A natural field experiment on environmental framing and cognitive dissonance in going paperless

Communicating resourcefully: A natural field experiment on environmental framing and cognitive dissonance in going paperless

a working paper by Greer Gosnell 8 June, 2018

Following a study of customers of a renewable energy provider in the UK, this paper explores the potential for environmental information and dissonance-inducing messaging to encourage resourceful behaviour, finding that such information and imagery are ineffective in inducing behaviour change. read more »


Wind Farm in motion at Sunset in the Solway Firth.

Do renewable energy technologies need government subsidies?

FAQ

To what extent are different energy sources subsidised around the world? Renewable energy comes from sources that are not depleted when used but are replenished naturally. They include wind, solar, … read more »


Consultation response: ‘Cost of Energy Review’

Consultation response: ‘Cost of Energy Review’

a policy publication by Bob Ward, Sini Matikainen 8 January, 2018

This is a submission to the consultation on the UK government’s ‘Cost of energy’ review by Professor Dieter Helm, addressing areas including the phase-out of coal and cost of renewable energy. read more »


What drives social contagion in the adoption of solar photovoltaic technology?

a working paper by Andrea Baranzini, Stefano Carattini, Martin Péclat 17 July, 2017

This research finds that households, businesses and farms are more likely to install solar panels if others in their neighbourhood have already done so, and in particular if existing installations … read more »


Clean or dirty energy: evidence of corruption in the renewable energy sector

Clean or dirty energy: evidence of corruption in the renewable energy sector

a research article by Caterina Gennaioli, Massimo Tavoni 8 March, 2016

This paper studies the link between public policy and corruption for the case of wind energy. We show that publicly subsidized renewable energy can attract criminal appetites and favor the … read more »


Evidence-based policy or policy-based evidence gathering? Biofuels, the EU and the 10% target

Evidence-based policy or policy-based evidence gathering? Biofuels, the EU and the 10% target

a research article by Amelia Sharman 18 March, 2010

The 2009 Renewable Energy Directive mandates European Union member-states’ road transport fuel to comprise a minimum of 10% renewable content by 2020. This target is expected to be met … read more »


Climate change, innovation and jobs

Climate change, innovation and jobs

a research article by Sam Fankhauser, Nicholas Stern 17 March, 2008

The employment effect of climate policy has emerged as an important concern of policy makers, not least in the USA. Yet the impact of climate policy on jobs is … read more »