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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‘.


UK export opportunities in the low-carbon economy

a policy report by Maria Carvalho, Sam Fankhauser 24 April, 2017

This policy brief outlines the opportunities and threats to trade in low-carbon goods and services in the UK. read more »


International carbon markets, linking and post-Brexit UK options

International carbon markets, linking and post-Brexit UK options

a policy presentation by Luca Taschini 30 March, 2017

Presentation given at ‘The impact of Brexit on the UK and European energy markets’ conference organised by Florence School of Regulation, European University Institute on 30 March 2017.


Submission to inquiry by the House of Commons Select Committee on Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee on ‘Leaving the EU: negotiation priorities for energy and climate change policy’

Submission to inquiry by the House of Commons Select Committee on Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee on ‘Leaving the EU: negotiation priorities for energy and climate change policy’

a briefing note by Bob Ward, Maria Carvalho 24 January, 2017

This submission to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee’s inquiry on Leaving the EU looks at which aspects of EU policy should be retained and the potential impact of Brexit on Paris Agreement pledges. read more »


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 »


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