Revolutionise UK home heating with heat pumps and high energy efficiency standards

The scale of investment could create around 275,000 jobs in England alone and potentially lower energy bills for households, the IPPR reports

Investing in a green recovery ‘could create 1.6 million new jobs after the coronavirus crisis’

A new report from IPPR suggests delivering a clean and fair recovery, including a drive to insulate homes and fit low carbon heating, is the ‘best way’ to boost the economy

Green jobs
The UK must go ‘faster, further and fairer’ to reach a greener future

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Environmental Justice Commission says this is the only way to seize the ‘significant national and global opportunities of a net zero economy’

UK should ‘urgently extend climate laws to other environmental threats’

The Institute of Public Policy Research is calling for binding targets for the rapid reduction of environmental impacts, including biodiversity and air quality

Climate change
UK Government should be put on ‘war footing’ against climate change

The Institute for Public Policy Research has launched the Environmental Justice Commission to tackle global warming

Dried river basin
The collapse of civilisation could be just around the corner…

A new report suggests the effects of global warming could lead to migration, conflict, famine and societal breakdown

UK Government ‘to miss fuel poverty target by at least 60 years’

Think tank IPPR is calling for a ‘fundamental reform’ of the Energy Company Obligation scheme

Capacity Market ‘doesn’t secure energy supply’

The Capacity Market (CM) is “unnecessarily” expensive for consumers and doesn’t help to secure energy supply. That’s according to the Institute for Public and Policy Research (IPPR) which said the £2.8 billion subsidies to power companies is not enough to achieve the government’s energy trilemma. The CM is an annual auction which was introduced in 2014 to […]

Europe COULD break reliance on Russian gas claims thinktank

Europe could throw off the shackles of reliance on Russia for natural gas, a thinktank suggested today. The IPPR said a new target for improving Europe’s energy efficiency by 35% by 2030 would cut the EU’s gas dependency by a third – around the same amount of EU gas demand currently met by Russia. What’s […]

Cities – the new energy powerhouses?

Cities and local authorities are budding new energy “powerhouses” – and could replace the Big Six in providing clean, competitive energy supplies. The centre-left thinktank IPPR linked with Labour suggests Britain’s cities should get “even more active” in energy markets in a new report published today. It points to examples such as the Greater London […]