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Topic: Housing & infrastructure

Untying the knot: Decoupling oil and road transport

The Gordian knot that has bound oil and road transport together may be loosening. Untying the knot altogether now appears feasible in a nation such as the UK, but it will take a series of bold...

21/10/2011
Publication Report Housing & infrastructure

Hot Air: The carbon price floor in the UK

The UK government is introducing a floor price for carbon - to be known as carbon price support. It will be levied as an additional tax on the carbon content of fuels used for power generation in the...

28/06/2011
Publication Report Housing & infrastructure

The Long Cold Winter: Beating fuel poverty

More and more people are being plunged into fuel poverty as energy prices rise and government programmes to tackle this major social problem fail to keep up with the scale of the challenge. This...

15/03/2010
Publication Housing & infrastructure Science & technology Report

The Future's Green: Jobs and in the UK Low-Carbon Transition

Since 2008 there has been a significant increase in attention to the idea of jobs in lowcarbon and environmental services, known as 'green jobs' - which can help tackle climate change and unemploymen...

02/11/2009
Publication Science & technology Report Housing & infrastructure

Plan B? The prospects for personal carbon trading

This report examines the cases for and against personal carbon trading as a policy to help reduce personal carbon emissions in the UK, and sets out the conditions under which this approach might...

09/09/2009
Publication Science & technology Report Housing & infrastructure