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Counting carbon or counting coal? Anchoring climate governance in fossil fuel-based accountability frameworks
This analysis explores schemes for the monitoring, reporting and verification of fossil fuels, and points to a hybrid fossil fuel-based accountability framework that accounts for infrastructure and production volumes. Such transparency would provide opportunities for democratic oversight of climate governance efforts and channels to hold states accountable for their climate performance.
Increasing the uptake of behaviours that are not yet niche is crucial to the sustainable energy transition. The authors of this paper test a novel approach to foster the uptake of renewable energy tariffs among a large sample of households in England and Wales.
This submission was made by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the ESRC Centre for…
The distributional impact of the low-carbon transition is an increasingly important topic both for academics and policymakers. Quantifying where the…
Consumer-driven virtual power plants: A field experiment on the adoption and use of prosocial technology
The authors of this paper analyse flexibility in residential energy demand through a series of experiments on the adoption and usage of WiFi-enabled smart plugs in the home.
Market failures and willingness-to-accept the smart energy transition: Experimental evidence from the UK
This paper describes an experiment on a nationally representative sample of UK households that aimed to quantify resistance to smart meter adoption and test for the existence of commonly cited market failures that inhibit the adoption of energy-saving technologies. The authors measured if households would adopt a smart meter without financial compensation and, for those households unwilling to do so, the subsidy level that would be necessary to persuade them. read more »
The authors of this paper exploit a large database of home energy efficiency upgrades and metered energy consumption to provide new evidence of the distributional impact of energy efficiency measures. read more »
The impact of energy prices on socioeconomic and environmental performance: Evidence from French manufacturing establishments, 1997–2015
In evaluating the responses of French manufacturing firms to large increases in energy prices, which the authors use as a proxy for stringent environmental policy, they find that costs in terms of job losses and competitiveness are smaller by an order of magnitude than the benefits in terms of reducing carbon dioxide emissions. read more »
Climate policy has taken a particular hit during a 10-year period of political corruption and uncertainty in South Africa but now the country has a chance to get back on track, say the authors of this commentary. read more »