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Modernising the United Kingdom

Unleashing the power of the Union – ideas for new leadership

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Boris Johnson sets out the vision for his Premiership

Boris Johnson set out his vision for the United Kingdom on the steps of Downing Street yesterday – in the course of which he embraced many of the ideas championed by Policy Exchange in our series of policy proposals for the next Prime Minister.

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What do we want from the next Prime Minister?

A series of policy ideas for new leadership. Part 1: Housing, Energy and Environment

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Policy Exchange plan to tackle carbon emissions recommended by Government Committee

In a major win for Policy Exchange, the official body advising the UK Government has recommended it considers the adoption of carbon border adjustment tariffs to help meet the Net Zero carbon emissions target.

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Britain could be a world leader in how we deal with rubbish

Emerging middle classes around the world are putting the pressure on the UK to think about how it handles waste. It should invest in innovation to become a world leader.

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Hydrogen fuel

Fuelling the Future

Scotland and North East England offer the best opportunities for successful hydrogen production hubs, while investment in cost-effective hydrogen production technologies – such as electrolysis – would open up export opportunities and address both the Industrial and Clean Growth strategies, according to the new report from Policy Exchange’s award-winning energy team, with a Foreword from the first elected Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen.

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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.

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Forging a New Industrial Strategy for Britain

Forging a New Industrial Strategy for Britain

Richard Howard — Policy Exchange’s Head of Energy and Environment — and Jonathan Dupont — Economic and Social Policy Research Fellow — argue that a new industrial strategy is ‘about creating a British economy which is innovative and competitive, which benefits everyone’. This piece first appeared on CapX

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The truth about London’s air pollution

The truth about London’s air pollution

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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