RE:TV Report - Reconsidering Renewables
Professor Doyne Farmer and Professor Cameron Hepburn talk to RE:TV about how new research is challenging assumptions around the cost of investing in clean energy.
COP 27: a tipping point in the global energy debate
University of Oxford and Harvard academics, politicians and energy industry players have come together to emphasise COP 27’s transformative power as the conversation about renewable energy changes.
Decarbonising the energy system by 2050 could save trillions
Transitioning to a decarbonised energy system by around 2050 is expected to save the world at least $12 trillion compared to continuing our current levels of fossil fuel use.
Earth Day 2022 and the undervalued decarbonisation potential of state-owned energy companies
Today, on Earth Day 2022 people from around the world that care about the future of our climate and environment are calling on businesses, governments, and individuals to do one thing – Invest in our Planet.
Taxing meat can protect the environment
Taxing meat could be an important lever for aligning Western diets with environmental goals and can be designed such that low-income households and farmers are compensated.
How wealth matters for social policy
Along with my colleague Professor Ive Marx of the University of Antwerp and Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy, I am proud to introduce a new special issue from the Journal of European Social Policy on social policy and wealth that we have edited.
Government action to shape markets can deliver environmental and economic success
Leading economists and scientists call on governments to learn from interventions that drove success of solar, wind and LED industries
Rethink 'cost-benefit analysis' to tackle climate crisis
Policymakers need better analysis tools to help them tackle the systemic climate crisis, say researchers from Exeter and Oxford Universities.
Targeted support needed to prevent automation hitting low wage workers hardest
Low-wage workers face a double blow from automation, a new study from INET Oxford has found; they are both more likely to lose their jobs due to new technologies and less likely to have the skills required to switch to newly created jobs.
21st century crises demand new economic understanding
In an issue of The Oxford Review of Economic Policy edited by researchers from INET Oxford, leading economists, including Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz, Argentina's Minister of Economy Martin Guzman, call for a deep shift in how economists understand the ‘macro’ economy.
Oxford Net Zero launches to tackle global carbon emissions
The Oxford Net Zero initiative draws on the university’s world-leading expertise in climate science and policy, addressing the critical issue of how to reach global ‘net zero’ – limiting greenhouse gases – in time to halt global warming.
Intergenerational wealth transfers drive inequality in Britain
This direct transmission of wealth across generations impacts directly on the extent of wealth inequality, concludes a report published today by researchers at the University of Oxford’s Department of Social Policy and Intervention and the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, supported by the Nuffield Foundation.
We still don’t know if warmer weather slows down the spread of COVID-19
The arrival of summer in the Northern Hemisphere has caused increased interest, from both the research community and the public at large, about the possibility that warmer weather might slow the spread of COVID-19.
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