Environment & Energy
Latest Environment & Energy Publications
Green Bills reveals how the total levy in energy – effectively tax to pay for climate and renewable energy policies – is set to soar by 2020. Figures reveal that by 2020, the cost of policies like the Renewables Obligation and Feed-in Tariffs – which pay householders to produce power uneconomically through technologies like solar – will hit over £16 billion a year.
The report suggests that a carbon tax would be a more cost-effective way of ensuring that Britain goes greener more quickly and more efficiently with a simpler, better targeted policy which is credible over the long term.
This report calls for a more honest approach from government. We argue that if the government wishes to use the Winter Fuel Payment funding to boost the incomes of older people, it should do so transparently through the pensions or benefits system. If, on the other hand, it is serious about helping people who struggle to heat their homes, the government should focus on improving domestic energy efficiency and effective approaches to tackling poverty.
Latest Environment & Energy Blogs
Richard Howard, Policy Exchange’s Head of Environment and Energy, argues that the best way to drive home energy efficiency is to structurally embed it into the housing market, as proposed in a new report Efficient Energy Policy.
Richard Howard, Policy Exchange’s Head of Environment & Energy, looks at the prospect of a boiler scrappage scheme, and argues the ambition of the scheme should be increased.
Richard Howard, Policy Exchange’s Head of Environment and Energy, looks at the impact of falling oil and gas prices on the UK economy, and energy and environmental policy.
Latest Environment & Energy News
The Guardian cites figures from Policy Exchange’s 2011 report Untapped Potentialwhich show that England and Wales are using 1.1bn-3.3bn liters of water a day more than our water bodies can deliver without being damaged.
Jonn Elledge, editor of CityMetric, discusses the conversation around London’s green belt from a Policy Exchange panel event at the 2015 Conservative Party conference. He quotes Policy Exchange’s Head of Housing and Planning Chris Walker as saying that 10% of the green belt could accomodate 1 million extra homes.
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