What exactly is ‘subsidy free’ onshore wind?

What exactly is ‘subsidy free’ onshore wind?

We recently published a new report, Powering Up, focusing on the future of onshore wind policy in the UK. The report set out the case for a continued role for onshore wind, albeit in a form where subsidies are progressively removed, communities have more of a say, and...
London as a National Park City – Fantasy or Genius?

London as a National Park City – Fantasy or Genius?

Think of London. Chances are, most people immediately think about historic architecture like Big Ben, landmark skyscrapers like the Gherkin, or popular retail areas like Oxford Circus. Very few think about the almost 50% of the city that is green, from Hyde Park to...
The truth about energy bills?

The truth about energy bills?

Returning to my desk this morning after a long weekend away, I thought I would run through some of the commentary on the report we published last week on energy bills. In the main, we have had lots of positive feedback from a wide range of commentators. However, there...
When is a government bank not a government bank?

When is a government bank not a government bank?

Earlier today, the Green Investment Bank (GIB) launched its annual results at its annual review meeting. GIB’s financial results were generally unexciting. In the last financial year it turned a small profit of £96,000 (which incidentally is less than the £180,000 it...