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Consultation response: ‘Streamlined energy and carbon reporting’

Consultation response: ‘Streamlined energy and carbon reporting’

a briefing note by Simon Dietz, Sini Matikainen, Bruno Rauis 8 December, 2017

This paper sets out responses to selected questions from the the UK government’s consultation on its proposal for a more streamlined and effective energy and carbon reporting framework. read more »


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 »


Autumn Budget should strengthen carbon pricing and maintain subsidies for renewable power

Press release 20 November, 2017

The Treasury should use the Autumn Budget on 22 November to introduce a stronger carbon price and to extend existing financial support for renewable power, according to a report published today (20 November) by the Grantham Research Institute. 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 »


The energy costs of historic preservation

a working paper by Christian Hilber, Charles Palmer, Edward Pinchbeck 16 October, 2017

This research investigates the impact of historical preservation policies in England (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) on domestic energy consumption, finding that the policies limit energy consumption savings. 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 »


Michael Gove MP

The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs should prioritise UK climate resilience

a commentary by Bob Ward, Victoria Druce 31 July, 2017

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), with Michael Gove MP at the helm, must focus on building the UK’s resilience to growing risks from climate impacts. Climate … read more »


Heatwaves are national emergencies and the public need to know

Heatwaves are national emergencies and the public need to know

in the news Bob Ward 21 June, 2017

In this commentary article Bob Ward, Director of Policy and Communications, says the lethal risks of extreme weather in the UK are under-reported and government must stop cutting public awareness funds. read more »


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