Energy - Environment & Energy
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|
We can’t keep heating like this: A fairer deal for heat networks
Up to 900,000 UK families living in heat networks (i.e. receiving energy from a source shared with other buildings) risk facing staggering increases to their energy bills, by 700% in some cases. Beyond the immediate crisis, there are long-standing issues with heat networks. In this briefing, Will Damazer sets out an ambitious plan to overhaul the heat network system and secure a fairer deal for all those living in them.
|Published:||23 May 2023|
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|
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|
It ain’t easy being green: maintaining consumer trust in green goods and addressing ‘greenwashing’ claims
This report examines how government and regulators can address the presence of "greenwashing" to ensure consumers do not feel misled by the costs or benefits of climate policy and green goods.
|Published:||31 August 2021|
Together in electric dreams?
Decarbonising the surface transport sector is one of the most significant aspects of achieving the UK’s legal commitment to reach Net Zero emissions by 2050. This report addresses the challenges of rolling out electric vehicles and charging infrastructure efficiently and fairly for all.
|Published:||08 March 2021|
Boiler alert: addressing the challenges and trade-offs from the decarbonisation of home heat
Informed by a recent expert roundtable and polling evidence commissioned for the SMF, the report highlights a lack of public understanding of Net Zero and the need to transition homes away from natural gas boilers.
|Published:||02 November 2020|
|Author(s):||Richard Hyde, Amy Norman|