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Flexible energy markets

How can regulators better support the trend toward intermittent renewable energy connected to lower voltage distribution networks in order to prevent network overload? Regulatory changes so far vary widely, finds a new paper from Cambridge Judge Business School. Professor Michael…

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Energy Monitor: Why state control of the UK power system can help drive the energy transition

Michael Pollitt, Professor of Business Economics at Cambridge Judge Business School, discusses future electricity system operation model in the UK. “A private model would be an experiment and it is difficult to think of how the performance contract would work…

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Financial Times: Picking up the bill for Europe’s carbon

Michael Pollitt, Professor of Business Economics at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on EU decarbonisation policy. “We are reaching the point where the costs of decarbonisation cannot be hidden. The reason many are concerned about the ETS is that it…

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The Telegraph: Green energy drive puts Britain’s resilience in doubt

Michael Pollitt, Professor of Business Economics at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on UK’s green energy supply. “We need more interconnection with the rest of Europe,” says Professor Pollitt. “We have a fairly isolated grid but we are building more…

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New Europe: Europe must decarbonise three times faster to achieve net zero emissions by 2050

Cambridge Judge’s Professor Michael Pollitt and Dr Chi Kong Chyong comment on Europe’s decarbonisation policy. “We have remodelled the European Commission’s 1.5 TECH and COMBO scenarios and took them further with two additional, extreme cases. Our conclusion is straightforward: European…

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Montel: Critics scorn proposals to extend ETS to heating, transport

Michael Pollitt, Professor of Business Economics at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on carbon trading emission scheme. “The key aspect of an emissions trading scheme is the quantity limitation – it’s not the same as a common carbon tax,” he…

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The Guardian: UK’s green plan offers mixed hopes for post-Covid-19 jobs boom

Michael Pollitt, Professor of Business Economics at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on creation of “green jobs” in The Guardian article. “Green jobs are seen as part of a short-term transition while the existing stock – which could be homes…

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The Fifth Estate: The UK’s emissions trading scheme could outstrip Europe’s as the world wakes up

A report looking at EU climate targets co-authored by Michael Pollitt, Professor of Business Economics at Cambridge Judge Business School, is featured in the Australian business newspaper for the sustainable built environment. Extending EU Emissions Trading System to buildings and…

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Climate targets

Extending EU Emissions Trading System to buildings and transport will require measures to protect the most vulnerable consumers, says report co-authored by Professor Michael Pollitt of Cambridge Judge Business School. Proposals to extend the EU Emission Trading System (ETS) to…

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Looking at 2021

Cambridge Judge faculty talk about what to expect in 2021 in areas ranging from manufacturing to the workplace to the arts. Predictions can be a risky business, as evidenced by how few people would have predicted a year ago that…

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