Environment & Energy
Better policies on energy and the environment are urgently needed but those policies must command public confidence and consent. We work to ensure those policies take proper account of the needs of all households.
SMF Briefing: Illuminating the energy market – encouraging greater switching
This new briefing paper brings together the evidence on switching, starting with the conundrum of prices rising in tandem with declining switching rates. It examines the characteristics of those who do switch, and considers what policymakers can do to boost consumer trust in the energy market.
|Published:||26 November 2013|
Rethinking the Economic Borders of the State
How should the shape of the state change to confront the twin challenges of economic growth and environmental sustainability? In this essay, Dieter Helm argues that a new direction is needed which owes more to the rules-based order of Hayek than the short-run demand management of Keynes.
|Published:||16 November 2010|
Trading Emissions – Full global potential
This essay, Simon Linnett, Executive Vice Chairman of Rothschild, asserts that carbon trading will be one of the most effective methods to combat climate change, since it allows the private sector to play a major role.
|Published:||09 January 2008|
From Review to Reality: The search for a credible energy policy
This paper provides a critique of the government's 2006 Energy Review, focusing on the continuing gaps between the current position as represented by the Review and the requirements of a credible energy policy.
|Published:||23 October 2006|
Turning Business Green: How to make the Uniform Business Rate fit for the future
This report calls on the government to introduce a new 'Green Buildings' property tax relief to encourage businesses to cut the carbon footprint of their properties.
|Published:||13 July 2006|