Environment & Energy
Latest Environment & Energy Publications
Brexit presents a huge opportunity for the UK Government to develop a new approach to waste and resources policy. Rather than adopting the EU’s proposed ‘Circular Economy Package’, which would cost British businesses an extra £2 billion over the next twenty years, the British government should use Brexit to define our own approach.
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
New Policy Exchange report sets out the economic and environmental case for creating a smarter power system, using clean technologies such as battery storage and demand response.
Latest Environment & Energy Blogs
In this blog, Richard Howard, Head of Environment and Energy, discusses the opportunity to revamp the Green Deal energy efficiency loan scheme, following the sale of the scheme to the private sector earlier this year. This blog is a write up of a Policy Exchange roundtable which took place in February 2017 involving policymakers, energy companies, and consumer groups
“EU waste diktat could cost Britain £2 billion”. That is the headline from a new report published by Policy Exchange today, ‘Going Round in Circles’. The report provides a critical review of European and UK policies concerning waste and recycling.
Richard Howard — Policy Exchange’s Head of Energy and Environment — responds to the Government’s eagerly-awaited green paper on developing a new Industrial Strategy. He also summarises the key points from Policy Exchange’s roundtable discussion featuring leading manufacturers.
Latest Environment & Energy News
Watch The Rt. Hon. Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy deliver a speech and answer questions at Policy Exchange’s ‘Developing a Modern Industrial Strategy’ conference
Richard Howard in the Telegraph: ‘We need to build some new capacity – otherwise the lights will go out’
Richard Howard — Policy Exchange’s Head of Environment and Energy — comments on the issue of the need for new power plants
Comments from the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph
Latest Environment & Energy Events
To mark the launch of the report, Policy Exchange held an event to discuss both the proposals made in the report, and broader questions concerning the future direction of waste and resources policy following Brexit
This major conference gathered together leaders from the fields of politics, academia and business to debate the shape of the emerging Industrial Strategy.
In this talk, Tim Farron MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, gave his assessment of the UK clean energy sector and put forward the steps the Liberal Democrats will take to work towards a zero-carbon Britain