Our Work

Below is a small selection of the work that we’ve carried out. Click on a topic to see relevant projects.

Economic impacts of an energy from waste facility

Economic impacts of a new energy from waste facility assessed the economic contribution of Amey’s proposed waste management plant at Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire. It assessed how the direct footprint of the site creates value added and jobs through supply chains, both in the l...

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Renewable energy generation: the impact on the global economy (for IRENA)

A series of projects has looked at the potential socioeconomic impact on the global economy of potential large-scale deployments of renewable energy generation technologies. The research has delivered high-level and detailed regional assessments of the impacts on the economy, ...

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Households can help cut EU greenhouse gas emissions by a third

According to a new study, households could cut EU greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 29% in 2030 compared to 1990 levels. They could also help drive demand for renewables and substantially improve domestic energy efficiency. Here, Stijn Van Hummelen presents the key result...

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Green Growth versus Degrowth: lessons from our modelling

Is it really possible to keep on consuming more and more, while still respecting societal and environmental boundaries?     Will the future be one of green growth (the economy grows while resource use falls) or degrowth (economic growth is constrained in order to reduce en...

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The future isn’t nuclear, but it isn’t nuclear-free either

Nuclear energy generation carries risks, but we might just need it for a sustainable future, says Economist Bence Kiss-Dobronyi. As the urgency to tackle climate change increases, nuclear power could be a prime substitute for fossil fuels. Nuclear power plants produce no CO2 e...

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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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How can we get the UK to net zero by 2050? A policy wish-list

A policy wish-list from our Director and Head of Modelling, Hector Pollitt, using insights from E3ME modelling (not yet published) in collaboration with the University of Cambridge, Open University, Radboud University and others. Getting us to net zero will not be possible wit...

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7 Things to Know About the Economic Analysis of the New Climate Economy 2018 Report

Blog by Michael I. Westphal, Dora Fazekas and Leonardo Garrido originally posted on the World Resources Institute website here. The world is vastly underestimating the benefits of acting on climate change. Recent research from the Global Commission on the Economy and Cl...

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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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