Cost of Energy: What might the Helm review mean for UK clean growth?


Bright Blue's senior research fellow Sam Hall has been quoted in Business Green, giving his verdict on the recently published Cost of Energy Review from Dieter Helm.  

Here's an excerpt:

"An economy-wide carbon price would effectively internalise the social and environmental costs of carbon emissions, but is a volatile and uncertain price signal for investors, subject to short-term political and economic forces, that would struggle on its own to drive the required investment," said Hall.

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An offshore wind of change is blowing


Bright Blue's researcher Eamonn Ives has written for ConservativeHome about the tumbling price of offshore wind in the most recent Contracts for Difference auctions. He discusses how the competitive, market-based process of awarding subsidies has saved consumers an estimated £528 million. 

Here's an excerpt: 

Solar and wind have respectively outshone and breezed past their competitors to become the best-value clean energy technologies for bill payers.

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