All pages with keywords: UK

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 »


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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 »



How “green” are bank policies to speed economic recovery?

a commentary by Sini Matikainen, Victoria Druce 30 May, 2017

Programmes by the European Central Bank (ECB) and Bank of England designed to boost economic growth after the 2008 financial crash could inadvertently be giving high-carbon sectors an advantage over their low-carbon counterparts. These measures, including quantitative easing, may be coming to an end, but their ‘high-carbon skew’ could have a long term impact on the UK and Eurozone. read more »


Bank of England bond buying criticised for carbon skew

Bank of England bond buying criticised for carbon skew

in the news Sini Matikainen 30 May, 2017

Fund Strategy, 30 May 2017


Central banks inadvertently backing high-carbon companies with programmes to stimulate economic growth

Press release 30 May, 2017

More than half of corporate bond purchases by the Bank of England and European Central Bank (ECB) back carbon-intensive sectors, and may give them a disproportionate advantage over low-carbon sectors, … 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 »


Appeal to self-image to promote paperless billing among green energy customers, study finds

Press release 22 May, 2017

Customers who are asked to sign up to paperless billing for renewable energy respond better to reinforcements of their own ‘green’ self-image than to imagery or written information about environmental … read more »


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