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The Progressive Policy Think Tank
Topic: Housing & infrastructure

The Northern Energy Taskforce: A call for evidence

The objective of IPPR's Northern Energy Taskforce is to develop an energy strategy for the northern powerhouse. In this call for evidence, we invite all interested parties to contribute their...

28/10/2016
Publication Report Housing & infrastructure

Community and local energy: Challenges and opportunities

A rising number of community energy projects and municipal and community-owned energy retail supply companies have been formed in recent years. But both kinds of initiative face significant challenge...

03/06/2016
Publication Report Housing & infrastructure

To keep the UK's lights on, call time on coal

Yesterday, National Grid made its first emergency instruction since 2012, calling on industry to reduce its use of power. It was keen to stress that there was no chance of blackouts, and it was...

05/11/2015
Blog post Expert comment Housing & infrastructure

The local energy in British politics

Much of the dynamism in contemporary British politics is to be found in local government, and there are few better examples of this than energy policy. Instead of demanding the renationalisation of...

08/09/2015
Blog post Expert comment Housing & infrastructure