Energy

Making the polluter pay for the transition to net zero

24 Mar 2019

Should the fossil fuel industry fund the transition to zero carbon? In the UK they cause around £44 billion worth of damage each year.

33 actions local authorities can take on climate change

19 Mar 2019

Despite cutbacks there is still a lot local authorities can do on climate change

How the gas industry is trying to kill eco heating

Mike Childs21 Feb 2019

The gas industry wants to increase the UK’s consumption of natural gas. And it's come up with a cunning plan.

The future of heating

Mike Childs01 Aug 2018

The UK should use renewable energy to heat homes and businesses. It should do that through electric heating backed up by renewably-produced hydrogen.

An environmental and socially just agenda for housing

09 Oct 20141.13 MB PDF file

We need a completely different approach to housing. Housing policy is neither providing affordable quality homes, nor protecting ecosystem services.

A plan for clean British energy

14 Sep 20122.24 MB PDF file

Powering the UK with renewables – and without nuclear energy.

The health impacts of cold homes and fuel poverty

Marmot Review Team01 May 2011650 kB PDF fileDirect download

Making the case for aligning the environmental and health benefits of reducing fuel poverty and improving the thermal efficiency of UK housing stock.

The impact of abolishing National Indicator 186

11 Feb 201145 kB PDF file

In 2010 the government abolished the National Performance Framework (NPF). We examine the impact on the ability of local authorities to cut carbon emissions.

Home truths

01 Nov 2007319 kB PDF file

A low-carbon strategy to reduce housing emissions by 80% by 2050.