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28 August 2015 | Report: 'Subsidy free' wind energy contracts offer cheapest route to decarbonisation

  • BusinessGreen covers Policy Exchange's new Powering Up report. The report calls for subsidy payments for onshore wind to be capped and then reduced so that it becomes subsidy free by 2020. The report also calls for onshore wind to be allowed to compete in "subsidy free" energy auctions, which would bring costs down far enough to put it on a par with new gas energy plants.

  • Onshore wind costs set to reduce dramatically making it ‘subsidy free’ by 2020

  • A new report, Powering Up: The future of onshore wind in the UK, by leading think tank Policy Exchange estimates that the cost of onshore wind could continue to fall from £85/MWh to approximately £60/MWh by 2020 as a result of using larger turbines in high wind speed areas of the country - predominantly Scotland. This would put the cost of onshore wind in the same league as a new gas plant and significantly cheaper than offshore wind, biomass, or even nuclear.

  • 26 August 2015 | Could 'subsidy-free' CfDs solve UK's renewables policy dilemma?

  • BusinessGreen cites a forthcoming Policy Exchange report - Powering Up - which will discuss how to make onshore wind power subsidy free by 2020.

  • 25 August 2015 | Natasha Porter discusses Crossing the Line on the Today programme

  • Natasha Porter, Policy Exchange's Deputy Head of Education, appears on the Today programme to discuss Crossing the Line and its calls to charge schools a 'resit levy' for some students that do not attain a C-grade in GSCE English or maths.

  • 25 August 2015 | Natasha Porter discusses Crossing the Line on Victoria Derbyshire

  • Natasha Porter, Policy Exchange's Deputy Head of Education, discusses Crossing the Line on Victoria Derbyshire. The report calls for schools to pay a 'resit levy' for students not achieving a C-grade GCSE in English or Maths, and for this money to be passed on to Further Education colleges where the majority of the required resits for these subjects are held.

  • 25 August 2015 | Schools should be fined for their students' GCSE fails, argues think tank

  • Policy Exchange's latest report, Crossing the Line, is looked at by the Telegraph. The report's author, Policy Exchange Deputy Head of Education Natasha Porter, argues that schools should be forced to pay a 'resit levy' for each pupil that fails to gain at least a C grade in English and Maths GCSEs.

  • 25 August 2015 | Call for school exam failure levy to aid FE colleges

  • BBC News reports on the latest Policy Exchange publication, Crossing the Line. The report argues that funds should be re-allocated from schools to further education colleges if pupils at the school fail to achieve at least a C grade in English and Maths at GCSE.

  • 25 August 2015 | Fine schools whose pupils fail to pass GCSE maths and English, says thinktank

  • The Guardian covers Policy Exchange's new report Crossing the Line. The report suggests that some schools whose pupils fail to gain a C in GCSE English or Maths should have to pay a 'resit levy' to fund the Further Education colleges where most of the required resits for these subjects will take place.

  • 17 August 2015 | Steve Hughes discusses On the Move on BBC Radio 2

  • Steve Hughes, Policy Exchange's Head of Economics & Social Policy, sets out calls from our recent report On the Move for tax concessions for ride sharers.

  • 17 August 2015 | Tax concessions urged to help commuters go the extra mile

  • The Times covers Policy Exchange's new report On the Move. As part of the report's recommendations to improve labour mobility, it calls for tax concessions for ride-share schemes to help bring down the cost of commuting.