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£1.25m study to examine fuel and transport poverty in the UK’s low-carbon transition

A three-year study, launched today, will study the links between fuel and transport poverty, to help ensure that the UK’s transition to a low-carbon economy is fair to all. The study will be led by the University of Sussex, with contributions from numerous partners, includin...

Lack of climate investment creating ‘planet-sized debt’ for our kids, new Chancellor warned

Against a tumultuous political backdrop civil society has come together to call on the chancellor Sajid David to introduce a climate and nature emergency budget.  Analysis by Cambridge Econometrics consistently shows that investment in climate change mitigation can benefit...

Net-Zero Emissions: how do we get there and what are the implications?

Last week Cambridge Econometrics’ Hungarian office held its first thematic mini-conference on ‘net zero emissions’. The event was an official Energy Day organised as part of the European Commission’s 2019 European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), a month-long series of...

New report underlines power and potential of Core Cities to drive post-Brexit growth

A new report from leading independent economics consultancy Cambridge Econometrics, in partnership with Cambridge University, says the Core Cities are packed with potential, but had they grown at a similar rate to London they would have added £120 billion to the economy between ...

Ending indefinite immigration detention could save tens of millions of pounds each year

New research by Cambridge Econometrics for Liberty finds that putting an end to indefinite immigration detention in the UK, a reform for which there is wide support, could yield long-term financial savings in the tens of millions of pounds each year. The UK is the only country...

Analysis of UK’s 2025 ban on gas and oil heating systems highlights the need for additional policy intervention

The ban on fossil-fuel based heating systems in new homes, announced by UK Chancellor Philip Hammond last week, is a positive step towards decarbonising the UK’s households.  Our analysis suggests it could lead to annual carbon emissions savings of around 13 mtCO2 by 2050. ...

Green gas infrastructure – one-third more expensive than for energy efficiency and smart electrification

Building the infrastructure to decarbonise the EU’s energy system by 2050 through large amounts of green gas is projected to be up to 36% more expensive than through energy efficiency and smart electrification, even in European countries with a cold climate, according to “Tow...

The EU, China and the US will suffer economically from the re-emergence of protectionism

The world’s largest economies, particularly the EU, China, the US, Mexico and Canada are all projected to suffer economically from the re-emergence of economic protectionism and a significant increase in trade tariffs. In the case of the EU, the block would experience a 1% c...

Cambridge Econometrics expands its Brussels base

Cambridge Econometrics is delighted to announce the opening of larger office premises in Brussels. Rapid growth and a strong order book have led to the move, which will allow the company to accommodate additional staff in future. Philip Summerton, Managing Director, said: ...

EU sets ambitious zero carbon target

Today, EU climate commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete announced that the EU intends to achieve a zero carbon European Union by 2050. The economic analysis behind the policy announcement was undertaken by Cambridge Econometrics and shows that a zero carbon European economy could ...