Publications

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Environment & Energy Publications

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

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

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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.

Fuelling Transition: Prioritising resources for carbon emissions reduction

Fuelling Transition: Prioritising resources for carbon emissions reduction

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Fuelling Transition says the electricity market needs to be allowed to invest in gas as a transition fuel, subject to a long-term EU emissions cap. Extending the EU cap to 2035 would give greater certainty to investors, allowing the market to decide which technology has the most potential to deliver emission reductions at the cheapest cost.

Greening the economy – not ‘green economy’

Greening the economy – not ‘green economy’

The current policy of subsidising select UK ‘green’ industries is based not on the subsidies for such selected sectors being the best way to reduce carbon emissions, but that a principal objective of these public subsidies is to promote UK growth, exports and employment. This is a big gamble, with renewables policies costing tens of billions of pounds more than necessary to meet 2020 carbon reduction targets.

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