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Energy is integral to the economy.  Industry relies on power to produce goods and services and move them from place to place.  People depend on affordable and readily available energy in order to live and work.

Effective energy policy is a key tool in the battle against climate change as economies are compelled to move away from fossil fuel-based energy to a low- and zero- carbon system.  However, while the world is still largely fossil fuel dependent, energy will remain a critical geopolitical issue as the centres of fossil fuel production and consumption fluctuate over time.

You need to understand the range of impacts of energy policy under different scenarios on greenhouse gas emissions, jobs, energy prices and the wider economy.  We can advise on the effectiveness of different levels of ambition in the transition to low- and zero-carbon, as well as the impact of the transition on economies which are reliant on fossil fuel production.

Some challenging questions we can help you answer:

Our Energy work

EU Carbon Leakage List post-2020

Cambridge Econometrics supported the European Commission to determine the post-2020 Carbon Leakage List. The Carbon Leakage List contains a number of (sub-)sectors which are deemed to face the risk of carbon leakage due to the EU Emission Trading System (ETS). This is signi...

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Energy scenario: employment implications of the Paris Climate Agreement

For Eurofound, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (an agency of the European Union), Cambridge Econometrics prepared projections for the number and type of jobs that could be available in Europe in 2030 if the Paris Climate Agreement were...

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Study on energy prices, costs and subsidies and their impact on industry and households

As part of the EC’s commitment to present an analysis on energy prices and costs every two years, this study, carried out in collaboration with Trinomics, Enerdata and LBST, directly fed into the third energy prices and costs report in 2018, and updated and extended the an...

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York, North Yorkshire and East Riding (YNYER): a study on low carbon value chains and economic growth

Cambridge Econometrics, in collaboration with Element Energy, identified the low carbon energy technologies and associated value chains that exist in the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding (YNYER) area and assessed the existing and potential economic value the low carbon value...

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E3-Thailand: an Energy-Environment-Economy model of Thailand

E3-Thailand is freely available under licence for academic use and can be downloaded here. E3-Thailand is a dynamic macro-econometric simulation model, developed as a tool for policy analysis in Thailand.  It covers 70 economic sectors, 24 energy users and 5 different fuel ty...

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New Climate Economy: unlocking the inclusive growth story of the 21st Century

We provided empirical inputs to the New Climate Economy 2018 Global Commission Report "Unlocking the Inclusive Growth Story of the 21st Century". The aim of the modelling exercise was to illustrate examples of policies that can simultaneously promote economic growth and reduce...

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Reviewing the impact of the low-carbon mobility transition on jobs

We carried out this review of the drivers of the impact on jobs from the transition to low-carbon cars and vans in Europe.

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Trucking into a greener future

We carried out, with external review from Element Energy and the International Council on Clean Transportation, a research project assessing the economic impact of a transition to low- and zero-carbon technologies in the road freight segment across Europe. The project was comm...

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Fuelling Europe’s Future

We carried out a research project to assess the economic impact of decarbonising cars and vans across Europe.

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Charging Poland

The electrification of Polish road transport is one of the Polish government’s most important economic priorities. 'Charging Poland' aims to present the possible scenarios and expected macroeconomic effects related to the electrification of the road transport sector in Polan...

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Competitiveness impacts of carbon policies on UK energy-intensive industrial sectors to 2030

Cambridge Econometrics supported the UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC) with its ongoing assessment of the impact of low carbon policies on energy prices and bills. The study also looked at the competitiveness implications of climate change policies and energy prices on UK m...

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For more information on our work in Energy, contact:

Jon Stenning Associate Director js@camecon.com