Tax relief should work harder
Why does the government hand out nearly £40 billion in subsidies each year for Pension Tax Relief, ISA allowances and Capital Gains Tax relief with no requirement for public benefit? Our new report Saving for a sustainable future highlights the opportunities, currently being missed, to use this powerful lever to build a stronger, greener economy. Read more>>
Why the UK needs a binding energy target
Energy efficiency is a no brainer. It is rational and straightforward from both an economic and environmental perspective. It should be a top priority. So it’s time the government ditched its fear of regulation and did what, according to economic logic, we actually want to do anyway: deliver a strong efficiency directive and real energy savings at a low cost for taxpayers. Read more>>
How acceptable is government intervention?
There's encouragement for policy makers in Ipsos MORI's recent international research. It clearly shows that people want to be supported to live more environmentally conscious lifestyles. And, significantly, it also reveals that a majority are open to stronger government efforts, aimed at both business and the individual to help them to get there. Read more>>
From waste to resources
Our Designing out Waste theme has put product policy back on the agenda. We're marking the end of this work and success so far at an event in London on 17 May, ahead of our next phase, which will be to lead the Circular Economy Task Force, launching in June. For more details contact Bhavika Shah.
Neither sermons nor silence
Our new report examines the need for co-ordinated national communications on energy. It will be launched at an event on 14 May, with Greg Barker MP. For more details contact Jack Lofthouse
We have two great opportunities coming up: deputy director (maternity cover) and policy adviser: Low Carbon Energy theme. Find out more >>
The CCS challenge
We published two reports in March on the policy options for CCS at both UK and EU levels. Find out more>>
What people really think
Contrary to popular perception, people still widely support green action. Find out more>>
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