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Treasury freeze of Carbon Price Support Rate could ‘endanger’ UK 2030 emissions targets – response to Autumn Budget announcement

Press release 22 November, 2017

The decision by the UK Treasury to continue its indefinite freeze of the Carbon Price Support Rate means the price is likely to be too weak to create enough shift from gas-fired power stations to low-carbon sources, such as renewables and nuclear – says Bob Ward, Policy and Communications Director at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change. read more »


Consultation response: ‘Call for evidence on the reform of the Green Deal Framework’

Consultation response: ‘Call for evidence on the reform of the Green Deal Framework’

a briefing note by Daire McCoy, Isabella Neuweg 22 November, 2017

This is a submission in response to a call for evidence on the reform of the Green Deal framework. The Green Deal was the UK’s flagship programme to improve energy efficiency of the building stock. 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 »


Clean Growth Strategy: Much to praise but many aspirations rather than tangible policy commitments

a commentary by Sam Fankhauser 13 October, 2017

Mobilising private sector funding and implementing a strong industrial strategy will be critical to the sucess of the UK Government’s Clean Growth Strategy says Sam Fankhauser. read more »


Response to publication of Clean Growth Strategy

Press release 12 October, 2017

Responding to the publication today  (12 October 2017) of the UK’s Clean Growth Strategy by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Professor Sam Fankhauser, Director of the Grantham … read more »


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GIB going, going, gone! The future of the Green Investment Bank and sustainable investment in the UK

a commentary by Sini Matikainen 18 August, 2017

The sale of the government-backed Green Investment Bank (GIB) for £2.3bn to a consortium led by Macquarie Group Limited has been completed this week. The sale has been met with criticism, … 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 »


Environment researchers gagged during General Election

Environment researchers gagged during General Election

a commentary by Bob Ward 22 May, 2017

Environment researchers at UK universities are being wrongly gagged during the General Election campaign because of inconsistent and over-zealous applications of ‘purdah’, which began at midnight on 21 April. The … read more »


Consultation response: ‘Building our Industrial Strategy’

Consultation response: ‘Building our Industrial Strategy’

This paper was submitted in response to the UK Government’s industrial strategy green paper: ‘Building our industrial strategy‘.


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