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Post-Paris priorities: the end of unabated coal

Post-Paris priorities: the end of unabated coal

Richard Howard, Policy Exchange’s Head of Environment & Energy, argues that, whilst the UK’s plans to phase out coal power generation will deliver significant decarbonisation for relatively little cost, the challenge of maintaining security of supply as the coal fleet retires will be large.

Why we must do more to tackle London’s air pollution crisis

Why we must do more to tackle London’s air pollution crisis

Richard Howard, Policy Exchange’s Head of Environment & Energy, sets out the findings from our new report on air pollution in London, Up In the Air. The report reveals that 25% of London’s school children, and 44% of London’s workers spend their day in areas with NO2 levels above legal limits.

Richard Howard reviews Amber Rudd’s energy policy reset speech

Richard Howard reviews Amber Rudd’s energy policy reset speech

Richard Howard, Policy Exchange’s Head of Environment & Energy, reviews energy secretary Amber Rudd’s recent speech on resetting energy policy. The most significant announcements included plans to phase out coal generation by 2025 and the government’s willingness to support up to 10GW of additional offshore wind capacity.

The truth about energy bills?

The truth about energy bills?

Richard Howard, Policy Exchange’s Head of Environment & Energy, responds to dissenting views on his new report The Customer is Always Right, which criticised governmental overspend on renewable energy subsidies and argued that government must focus on keeping bills down.

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