Environment & Energy
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This report accuses the Government of not clearly presenting the full impacts and costs of climate and renewable energy policies on households, and outlines how the UK could meet its carbon targets while saving households hundreds of pounds.
The current policy of subsidising select UK ‘green’ industries is based not on the subsidies for such selected sectors being the best way to reduce carbon emissions, but that a principal objective of these public subsidies is to promote UK growth, exports and employment. This is a big gamble, with renewables policies costing tens of billions of pounds more than necessary to meet 2020 carbon reduction targets.
Based on interviews with 22 energy experts and analysis of current policy, Boosting Energy IQ finds the UK’s overlapping climate policies are unnecessarily complex. Moreover, they have created multiple carbon prices across the non-domestic sector. This risks making overall carbon reductions more expensive.
Latest Environment & Energy Blogs
Richard Howard, Head of Policy Exchange’s Environment & Energy Unit, provides a critique of the Mayor of London’s new plan of measures to tackle air pollution in the capital.
Richard Howard, Head of Policy Exchange’s Environment & Energy Unit, discusses the Prime Minister’s decision to merge DECC into the new department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy.
Policy Exchange continues to explore how the nature of the UK’s relationship with the EU could impact on energy and environment policy.
Latest Environment & Energy News
The Evening Standard covers Policy Exchange’s new Up In the Air report, which reveals the extent of air pollution in London. The report shows that 12.5% of London suffers from NO2 levels above legal limits, an area which includes 25% of London’s schoolchildren and 44% of its workforce.
Richard Howard, Policy Exchange’s Head of Environment & Energy, is interviewed on You and Yours discussing the effect changes in government energy policy will have on energy bills.
BusinessGreen cites comments by Richard Howard, Policy Exchange’s Head of Environment & Energy, that the new energy efficiency scheme announced in the Spending Review is not nearly sufficient to tackle fuel poverty.
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