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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...

New Brussels office

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 ...

The Enable.EU project brings together 80 households to discuss the future of energy

At the end of this month the ENABLE.EU consortium will bring together citizens from over 80 households at the second of three intensive workshops. ENABLE.EU is an important EU project which aims to bring the European Union a step closer to achieving the goals of its Energy Uni...

Transition to low-carbon mobility in Italy can boost economic growth and reduce air pollution

Italy could boost its economy and create 19,225 net additional jobs in 2030 through the transition from a mobility system fuelled with imported oil and diesel to one that is driven by domestically produced renewable energy. This is what a new study, released today by a consort...

Index sheds light on priorities for skills policy

The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) introduces the European Skills Index (ESI) today in Brussels. The index allows one nation's performance in skills systems to be compared to another's in order to bring about improvement.  The launch today r...

Adult social care: investment needed in local efforts to deliver contemporary data-driven models of care

The latest research report from Future Care Capital explores the challenges local authorities face in planning for our ageing population ahead of the Government’s forthcoming adult social care Green Paper. National policy is currently underpinned by publicly available data ...

Trucking sector at a crossroads

The European trucking sector is at a crossroads and must make the choice between emissions climbing 10% over the next decade or taking a pathway towards lower CO2 emissions, stronger economic growth for Europe and better energy security. A pathway towards zero carbon road frei...