Supply change: Seizing opportunity in the UK heat pump supply chain
Despite the government’s target to reach net zero emissions by 2050, the UK’s heat pump supply chain is still in its infancy and remains much weaker than in mainland Europe or Asia. This report explores the economic and environmental benefits of making the UK’s heat pump supply chain more robust and provides recommendations for how to turn this opportunity into a reality.
|Published:||18 October 2023|
|Author:||Niamh O Regan|
Lagging behind: New insights into the barriers to energy efficiency uptake
Britain has the leakiest homes in England, and the case for improving energy efficiency is only getting stronger. It is unclear if government support provided thus far is enough to encourage people improve their homes' energy efficiency. In this briefing, we present much-needed evidence on different consumers’ perspectives on the need for these measures, and the barriers to uptake.
|Published:||29 March 2023|
|Author(s):||Amy Norman, Niamh O Regan|
Fairer, warmer, cheaper: New energy bill support policies to support British households in an age of high prices
The current system of policies supporting households with high energy bills is inadequate for an era of high energy bills. In this final, report with Public First, we present a new policy framework that should be in place by spring 2024 – to ensure warmer homes, fairer use of public money, and overall cheaper bills. It is part of a wider project commissioned and supported by Citizens Advice.
|Published:||08 March 2023|
|Author(s):||Amy Norman, Scott Corfe, James Kirkup, Daisy Powell-Chandler|
Energy bill support: Designing policies to support British households in an age of high prices
Energy bills are expected to remain high for several more years, and are a reminder that we do not have durable and considered bill policies at a UK level. In this joint interim report with Public First, we set out a series of choices and challenges around the future of energy bill policy. It is part of a wider project commissioned and supported by Citizens Advice.
|Published:||01 December 2022|
|Author(s):||Amy Norman, Scott Corfe|
On Borrowed Time: Future Generations and the Net Zero Transition
The transition to a net zero economy raises questions about when costs should be paid, and by whom. This paper aims to set out a plain-language summary of how to think through two questions with critical implications. How much should we pay now, to avert future costs? And how should we pay, given a choice between carbon pricing and borrowing?
|Published:||14 June 2022|
|Author(s):||Bill Anderson-Samways, John Hobby|
Putting British success on the menu: Time for a UK alternative proteins strategy
This report calls on the UK Government to adopt a comprehensive policy stance on alternative proteins.
|Published:||10 June 2022|
Financial services and net zero: Seizing the opportunity
This briefing explores the role of financial services in decarbonising the UK economy. Looking at the exports and jobs opportunities that could arise from the UK capitalising on its comparative advantage in green financial services, the paper calls on policymakers to ensure that financial services can provide the capital needed for British industries to reach net zero.
|Published:||03 May 2022|
|Author(s):||Scott Corfe, Raúl Rosales|
Road to ruin? Public attitudes towards road pricing as an alternative to the current fuel duty regime
This briefing sets out new public opinion data on one - often deemed controversial - proposal for reforming Fuel and Vehicle Excise Duty: road-pricing.
|Published:||15 October 2021|
Zeroing in: Net Zero disruption and opportunity at a local level
This report presents new analysis of the local-level risks and opportunities associated with efforts to reach Net Zero by 2050.
|Published:||14 September 2021|
|Author(s):||Scott Corfe, Amy Norman|