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Public or private energy?

Renationalisation is not the solution to the current supply and pricing issues in the energy market, Professor Michael Pollitt of Cambridge Judge Business School says in a new podcast. Renationalisation of the energy industry is "not an obvious solution" to…

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Burning gas burner.

COP26 experts at Cambridge Judge Business School

Faculty and other experts at Cambridge Judge Business School can offer expert opinion on various issues that may arise at the COP26 climate-change summit in Glasgow.  Please note: If you would like to contact any of these faculty members, please…

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Fire, water and earth.

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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Blue electricity snaps across a network of honeycombs.

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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