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Utility Week: Labour’s price freeze slammed as ‘economically insane’ at party conference

[The price freeze] will either be so high it will be meaningless, or it will bind and it will lead to shortages - not necessarily in electricity but certainly in investment. Dr Michael Pollitt, Reader in Business Economics at Cambridge…

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Workshop warms to smart energy

The smart approach to solving our energy problems and decarbonising the economy was the subject of a recent workshop hosted by the Energy Policy Research Group, which is based at Cambridge Judge Business School. The Distributed Generation and Smart Connections workshop,…

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2014 news workshopwarmstosmartenergy New research aims to improve energy efficiency, cut carbon emissions and reduce costs

The research team is led by Ruchi Choudhary (Department of Engineering) and includes Sebastian Macmillan (IDBE), Koen Steemers and Yeonsook Heo (Department of Architecture), and Michael Pollitt (Cambridge Judge Business School). Michael Pollitt, Reader in Business Economics at CJBS, is…

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Heating up regulation

Research from Cambridge Judge Business School has been instrumental in developing a new system of energy market regulation Research from Cambridge Judge Business School's Dr Michael Pollitt, Reader in Business Economics, and Dr Stephen Littlechild, Fellow in Privatisation, Regulation &…

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YouTube: Florence School of Regulation: Electricity distribution regulation in the UK (RPI-X) by Michael Pollitt

Michael Pollitt examines the business models for network companies, focusing on the electricity distribution regulation in the UK and describing the RPI-X incentive regulation system introduced in the UK in 1990. Watch the video []…

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Corporate European Observatory: Life beyond emissions trading

What would fill the void if the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) were allowed to collapse? The briefing ‘Life beyond emissions trading’ shows that ending the ETS would not leave a climate policy void. The research (cited p.17) of…

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Petroleum Review: Tackling high and rising prices

Rises in UK residential electricity and gas prices are the major political issue. Dr Michael Pollitt, Energy Policy Economist at Cambridge Judge Business School, investigates what can be done about this.…

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Energy costs crisis – what Cameron could do instead

Tax the big emitters and use the £50bn a year raised to lower income tax and VAT. Result? Make energy bills more affordable by putting more cash in the pockets of ordinary households. The answer to his energy woes is…

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Dr Ian Jones, University of Oxford and Dr Michael Pollitt, Cambridge Judge Business School: Missing the human side of governance

The Cadbury Archive at Cambridge Judge Business School has been completed with the addition of copies of all the speeches on corporate governance made by Sir Adrian Cadbury, Chairman of the UK Committee on the Financial Aspects of Corporate Governance.…

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Securing food and water

Symposium brings together leading experts in a bid to tackle food and water scarcity With soaring food prices and water scarcity affecting a huge percentage of the world's population, the Centre for International Business and Management (CIBAM) will be hosting…

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