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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

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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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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Fuelling Italy’s future

“Fuelling Italy’s Future: How the transition to low-carbon mobility strengthens the economy” shows that the transition to low and zero carbon vehicles in Italy will lead to a larger economy. According to the report, the transition has a net positive impact on employment,...

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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 Spain’s future

“Fuelling Spain’s Future: How to boost the economy while leaving carbon behind” shows that improving the efficiency of cars and increasing the number of zero emissions vehicles on the road will lead to a larger economy. In 2030 GDP is estimated to be €3.2 billion highe...

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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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Low-carbon cars in Germany

We carried out a research project to assess the economic impact of decarbonising passenger cars in Germany. The project, which was commissioned by the European Climate Foundation, was undertaken in collaboration with Element Energy and M-FIVE, informed by a core working group of ...

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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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Statistical services in the field of economic accounts

As part of this Sogeti-led project, we developed a series of tools to help Eurostat produce early estimates of material flow by country.

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Oil market futures

The European Climate Foundation asked us to investigate the economic effects of reducing transport-related CO2 emissions.

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Modelling global renewables targets

This project for the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) looked at the potential impact on energy markets and the global economy of three possible futures using different mixes of renewable energy.

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En route pour un transport durable

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

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Fuelling Britain’s future

We have undertaken research to assess the economic impact of decarbonising cars and vans in the UK.

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Modelling the impacts of changes in raw material consumption

This study aimed to provide a quantitative analysis of different EU resource productivity targets, defined as GDP per unit of raw material consumption (RMC).

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For more information on our work in Energy, contact:

Jon Stenning Associate Director js@camecon.com