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What are green mortgages and could they increase the energy efficiency of UK homes?

a commentary by Sini Matikainen 17 January, 2018

The Government’s Clean Growth Strategy included plans to use green mortgages to incentivise people to make their homes more energy efficient but what are green mortgages and what evidence is there that they work? read more »


Consultation response: ‘Industrial Heat Recovery Support Programme’

Consultation response: ‘Industrial Heat Recovery Support Programme’

a briefing note by Isabella Neuweg, Misato Sato 16 January, 2018

This paper responds to a question on overcoming potential barriers to the uptake of recoverable heat technologies in industry in the UK Government’s call for evidence on the Industrial Heat Recovery Support programme. read more »


Consultation response: ‘Cost of Energy Review’

Consultation response: ‘Cost of Energy Review’

a briefing note 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 »


New projections confirm Clean Growth Strategy cannot currently achieve Carbon Budgets

New projections confirm Clean Growth Strategy cannot currently achieve Carbon Budgets

a commentary by Bob Ward 4 January, 2018

The UK Government has this week released new projections which confirm that its Clean Growth Strategy cannot currently achieve the Fourth and Fifth Carbon Budgets through reductions in domestic annual emissions of greenhouse gases between 2023 and 2032. read more »


Consultation response: ‘Clean Growth Strategy’

Consultation response: ‘Clean Growth Strategy’

a briefing note by Bob Ward, Sini Matikainen 4 January, 2018

This is a submission to the consultation on the UK Government’s Clean Growth Strategy, with comments on the overall strategy and key sections. read more »


What are gas prices in the UK and how do they affect bills?

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1. What are current gas prices in the UK? UK wholesale gas prices have been increasing since the early 2000s, due to upward pressure on prices in Europe and the … read more »


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 »


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