All pages with keywords: UK policy

Muddled and inflated figures about power decarbonisation

Muddled and inflated figures about power decarbonisation

a commentary by Bob Ward 21 December, 2016

It is vitally important that the public debate about the UK’s options for managing the risks of climate change is based on reliable and authoritative information about the costs. Unfortunately, … read more »


Response to Government announcement about new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point C

Press release 15 September, 2016

Co-Director, Professor Sam Fankhauser, responds to announcement that the UK Government will allow the construction of a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point C in Somerset. read more »


Building 21st century sustainable infrastructure (part 1): time to invest

a policy report by Dimitri Zenghelis 12 August, 2016

The new UK Government under Prime Minister Theresa May has committed to boosting UK productivity, to addressing the widening wealth gap, and to supporting the transition to low-carbon … read more »

Houses by the river Aire in Leeds during a flood in December 2015

Strengthening the UK’s flood insurance partnership in the face of rising risks: what role for property developers?

a commentary by Florence Crick, Swenja Surminski 6 July, 2016

Florence Crick and Swenja Surminski outline ways in which property developers could help reduce flood insurance premiums. read more »


The Budget will have a mixed impact on the fight against climate change

Press release 16 March, 2016

Commenting on the publication today (16 March 2016) of Budget 2016, Professor Sam Fankhauser, Co-Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School … read more »


The competitiveness impact of a UK carbon price: what do the data say?

a policy paper by David Grover, Ganga Shreedhar, Dimitri Zenghelis 11 January, 2016

This paper explores the potential impact of a uniform £20 per tonne carbon price on fuels and production costs across all 106 industries that comprise the UK economy. read more »


Consultation response: ‘Reforming the business energy efficiency tax landscape’

a policy paper by Samuela Bassi, Chris Duffy, Samuel Fankhauser, Bob Ward, Dimitri Zenghelis 23 November, 2015

This policy paper was submitted to HM Treasury in response to its consultation on ‘Reforming the business energy efficiency tax landscape’. read more »


Climate change priorities for the next UK Government

a policy report by Samuela Bassi, Chris Duffy, Ajay Gambhir, Bob Ward, Dimitri Zenghelis 30 March, 2015

The next UK Government after the General Election on 7 May should reform the UK’s overly-complex energy taxation and create new institutions to depoliticise infrastructure investment, particularly in the energy sector. These recommendations are among several new measures outlined in the Institute’s latest policy brief ‘Climate change priorities for the next UK government’. read more »

What potential reserves of shale gas are there in the UK?

What potential reserves of shale gas are there in the UK?

 (updated 7th August 2014). The amount of shale gas in the UK that could actually be recovered remains uncertain, given that relatively few detailed explorations have been conducted to date. … read more »


Climate adaptation must be backed by communication

in the news Bob Ward 23 July, 2014

Bob Ward calls on newly appointed Environment Secretary Liz Truss to deliver a more coherent approach to climate adaptation read more »

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