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Media Coverage of ‘Driving down emissions: How to clean up road transport?’

In a major new report by Policy Exchange, the case is set out that the Government must take more action now to tackle the twin problems of greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution from road transport. There has been a lot of media coverage of the report, see here for a selection.

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Cutting road transport emissions could cost billions in lost taxes

In a major new report released today, Driving Down Emissions, Richard Howard — Policy Exchange’s Head of Energy and Environment — argues that the Government must take more assertive action to tackle the twin problems of greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution from road transport.

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Driving down emissions: How to clean up road transport?

In this major new report — by Policy Exchange’s Head of Energy and Environment, Richard Howard, alongside Matt Rooney, Zoe Begherbi, and David Charlesworth — the case is set out that the Government must take more action now to tackle the twin problems of greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution from road transport. Amongst other key findings, the report’s analysis reveals that hitting carbon targets will leave a £9-23 billion p.a. hole in tax receipts by 2030, and that official estimates of vehicle emissions and fuel efficiency are highly misleading.

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America cedes ground in the environmental and diplomatic race

Joshua Burke — Policy Exchange’s Energy and Environment Research Fellow — responds to President Trump’s decision to exit the Paris climate treaty. Considering the decision in relation to the ‘tectonic plates of geopolitics’, he claims that ‘it is hard not to envision gleeful faces in China’, and concludes that America’s withdrawal will ‘no doubt weaken their geopolitical standing’

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Policy Exchange’s Richard Howard discusses energy price rises on BBC Radio 4

Richard Howard, Policy Exchange’s Head of Environment and Energy, discusses energy price rises and his recommendations for a relative model rather an absolute cap on energy prices, on BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours

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Driving down emissions: How to clean up road transport?

Driving down emissions: How to clean up road transport?

In this major new report — by Policy Exchange’s Head of Energy and Environment, Richard Howard, alongside Matt Rooney, Zoe Begherbi, and David Charlesworth — the case is set out that the Government must take more action now to tackle the twin problems of greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution from road transport. Amongst other key findings, the report’s analysis reveals that hitting carbon targets will leave a £9-23 billion p.a. hole in tax receipts by 2030, and that official estimates of vehicle emissions and fuel efficiency are highly misleading.

Next Steps for the Carbon Price Floor

Next Steps for the Carbon Price Floor

In this new report, Richard Howard — Policy Exchange’s Head of Energy and Environment — urges the government to provide clarity about the future of the Carbon Price Support in the forthcoming Autumn Statement

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America cedes ground in the environmental and diplomatic race

America cedes ground in the environmental and diplomatic race

Joshua Burke — Policy Exchange’s Energy and Environment Research Fellow — responds to President Trump’s decision to exit the Paris climate treaty. Considering the decision in relation to the ‘tectonic plates of geopolitics’, he claims that ‘it is hard not to envision gleeful faces in China’, and concludes that America’s withdrawal will ‘no doubt weaken their geopolitical standing’

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Developing a Modern Industrial Strategy

Developing a Modern Industrial Strategy

March 20, 2017

This major conference gathered together leaders from the fields of politics, academia and business to debate the shape of the emerging Industrial Strategy.

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