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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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Smarter, Greener, Cheaper: Joining up domestic energy efficiency policy

Smarter, Greener, Cheaper: Joining up domestic energy efficiency policy

Households could reduce their gas and electricity bills by as much as £70 a year if they were allowed to compare each other’s energy bills. Smarter, Greener, Cheaper, shows there is evidence both internationally and in the UK that households cut the amount of energy they use when their energy use is compared to that of a more energy efficient neighbour.

Something in the Air: The forgotten crisis of Britain’s poor air quality

Something in the Air: The forgotten crisis of Britain’s poor air quality

Something in the Air shows that air pollution is Britain’s invisible environmental problem. It is comparable to obesity and alcohol and second only to smoking as a public health problem, but gets far less attention. Yet some government policies, such as encouraging diesel vehicles in cities, are making the problem even worse.

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Global warming and the threat to humanity

Global warming and the threat to humanity

Up In the Air, Policy Exchange’s new report on air pollution in London, is covered in a leader column in the Evening Standard. The report shows that in some London boroughs as many as 60% of school children go to school in areas with air pollution that is higher than the legal limit.

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