Environment & Energy

Clean Growth

The Clean Growth Strategy: worth the wait?

Policy Exchange’s Energy and Environment Research Fellows, Matthew Rooney and Joshua Burke, respond to the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy. The long awaited strategy document detailing how the UK will meet their emissions reductions targets was published on Thursday. In it there is positive news for onshore wind, nuclear power and the hydrogen economy, whilst fracking is a notable absence. A next big decision for the Government to make is whether the UK will remain in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. Policy Exchange are currently conducting research into the potential benefits of leaving the scheme and implementing a British carbon tax system.

Read More

A second wind: the economics of offshore become increasingly competitive

Following our ‘The electric economy: achieving our low carbon energy future‘ event this week, where experts debated the future of Britain’s electricity system, Joshua Burke – Policy Exchange Energy and Environment Research Fellow – further explores this area and, in particular, the potential economic benefits of offshore wind.

Read More

Going Round in Circles: Developing a new approach to waste policy following Brexit

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

Read More

Developing a Modern Industrial Strategy

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

Read More

Powering a New Economy: How a clean energy revolution means Britain can lead the world

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

Read More

Latest Environment & Energy Publications

The Customer is Always Right: Putting consumers back at the heart of UK energy policy

The Customer is Always Right: Putting consumers back at the heart of UK energy policy

For too long policymakers have failed to strike the right balance between energy affordability and decarbonising the economy. Ill thought through energy and climate policies have added £120 to the average household energy bill over the past five years. While reducing carbon emissions remains critical, if the government wants to retain support for this goal it must focus on carrying it out in a way that reduces the price of energy bills.

Going, Going, Gone: The role of auctions and competition in renewable electricity support

Going, Going, Gone: The role of auctions and competition in renewable electricity support

This report calls for plans to introduce auctioning to enable all technologies to compete on a level playing field should be brought forward. It points to Brazil, where prices for onshore wind have dropped to world record lows since auctioning was introduced. If the UK can achieve a even a fraction of the results from Brazil, it would allow much greater decarbonisation for the available budget.

Page 5 of 17« First...34567...10...Last »

Latest Environment & Energy Blogs

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’

Page 5 of 31« First...34567...102030...Last »

Latest Environment & Energy News

Government ‘must do more to help vulnerable households this winter’

Government ‘must do more to help vulnerable households this winter’

Together, a decade of loose public spending, fiscal stimulus and the aftermath of the financial crisis left Britain with the highest deficit in its post war history at 10.2% of GDP. Even half a decade later, that deficit is only half closed, and remains high internationally. Budgeting for Balance looks at the experience of fiscal consolidation so far, and how to approach the remainder of the task.

Page 5 of 12« First...34567...10...Last »

Latest Environment & Energy Events

“Staying the course: managing challenges to UK energy policy”

“Staying the course: managing challenges to UK energy policy”

May 28, 2016

Policy Exchange held an event to discuss the key risks and challenges facing the UK’s energy policy, and the Government’s experience of managing those risks. The event involved a highly experienced panel of energy experts including the Rt. Hon. Lord Howell, Angus MacNeil MP, Irene Rummelhoff, and Dr John Feddersen, CEO of Aurora Energy Research.

Page 5 of 8« First...34567...Last »

Stay Up To Date

Latest Tweets

RT @ClareBottle Another link for my friends from #dhConf18 @DriverHire This is the think tank report I recommended today: twitter.com/Policy_E…

Latest tweets from Richard Howard

Problem retrieving data from Twitter

Follow me