I am doing exciting research on the energy crisis. The energy crisis aligns three societal objectives in one policy dimension – energy savings – which, help save money through resulting lower energy bills, contribute to saving the environment through lower CO2 emissions and at the same time, provides material national security benefits by blunting Putin’s energy weapon. Saving the economy, saving the environment, and blunting Putin’s energy weapon: a pro-growth equitable alternative for the UK is possible.The work on this agenda has started a long time ago.
I had a launch event at the National Institute for Social and Economic Research (NIESR) in Westminster on Oct 26, 2022 – this was themed on the Energy Price Guarantee but in my presentation I spoke much more broadly about the economic policy response and the economic context in which we are currently are at.
- You can read the slightly modified slides that I used at the event
- A video recording is available on Youtube the audio on the original was a bit crap – a volunteer from Mastodon improved this – thanks a lot @firstname.lastname@example.org
- A briefing paper that discusses what was presented in more detail – I tried to write this in a way that nevertheless should be accessible to a non-technical audience.
- On the EPG specifically I wrote a thread on Twitter that may be even more accessible here
Fetzer, T., Gazze, L., & Bishop, M. (2022). How large is the energy savings potential in the UK? CAGE Working Paper.
This is a bit technical as it describes the dataset construction that feeds this work. This data is featured in below Financial Times visual storytelling piece. This was unfortunately delayed by a month.
Together with the Visual Storytelling Team at the Financial Times, we have developed this interactive visual dashboard to make the research accessible to broader audiences.