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On 25th June 2013, Policy Exchange held a roundtable discussion to consider whether the increased volume of UK waste exports creates risks for the waste industry and whether policy makers should intervene in the current market. This publication is a summary of the remarks made at that event.
If the Cap Fits says that the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is currently too weak, which could lead to a surge in new coal generation. It will also fail to meet the European Union’s own carbon reduction objectives. The paper argues that a more ambitious cap on Europe’s emissions is essential and makes recommendations for reform.
What Would a Competitive Domestic Energy Retail Market Look Like? Success metrics for retail market reformSimon Less
On 14th February 2013, Policy Exchange held a roundtable discussion to help stimulate debate on what success for proposed new regulation of the energy retail market would look like and how it could be measured. This publication is a summary of the remarks made at that event.
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“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.
If ever there was a textbook example of how to go about Government lobbying and project development, then it is the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project. The developer, Tidal Lagoon Power, has done a frankly incredible job of promoting the project to policymakers and...
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The Daily Telegraph covers Policy Exchange’s launch of Richard Howard’s, Head of Environment and Energy, new report Efficient Energy Policy, and how homeowners can save money by improving their home energy efficiency.
The Guardian cites Richard Howard’s, Policy Exchange’s Head of Environment and Energy, recommendations in his report Efficient Energy Policy including a call to the stamp duty on energy efficient homes.
Richard Howard, Policy Exchange’s Head of Environment and Energy, is quoted by The Guardian stating action is needed at EU level to set and enforce tough vehicle emissions standards, at national level to reform tax incentives for diesels, and at local authority level to create low emissions zones.
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