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Environment & Energy News
BusinessGreen cites findings from Policy Exchange’s new report Up In the Airthat more than 30% of London’s schools are in areas with air pollution levels above the legal limit, and that more deprived areas are more likely to be afflicted.
The Evening Standard covers Policy Exchange’s new Up In the Air report, which reveals the extent of air pollution in London. The report shows that 12.5% of London suffers from NO2 levels above legal limits, an area which includes 25% of London’s schoolchildren and 44% of its workforce.
Richard Howard, Policy Exchange’s Head of Environment & Energy, is interviewed on You and Yours discussing the effect changes in government energy policy will have on energy bills.
BusinessGreen cites comments by Richard Howard, Policy Exchange’s Head of Environment & Energy, that the new energy efficiency scheme announced in the Spending Review is not nearly sufficient to tackle fuel poverty.
Richard Howard, Policy Exchange’s Head of Environment & Energy, is quoted by The Telegraph commenting on government forecasts that wholesale gas and electricity prices will remain low for the next few years. He warned that low prices will undermine investment in new gas power stations.
City AM reports calls from Policy Exchange’s report Governing Power, which highlights the unneccessary complexity of the energy industry and how simplifying and consolidating it could save hundreds of millions of pounds.
BusinessGreen covers Policy Exchange’s new report Governing Power. The report shows how the level of complexity involved in running the UK’s energy industry is acting as a barrier to growth and innovation in the sector, and has pushed up administrative costs to more than £500m.
Richard Howard, Policy Exchange’s Head of Environment & Energy, appears in front of the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee to discuss privatisation of the Green Investment Bank.
Comments made by Policy Exchange’s Head of Environment & Energy, Richard Howard, that the Trafford gas power station would require double the current package in order to be viable, are cited in a comment piece in City AM.
Richard Howard, Policy Exchange’s Head of Environment & Energy, is quoted in The Telegraph highlighting the risk that the high cost of introducing new gas capacity will have on the UK’s future electricity supply.