Author Archives: Adam Bailey

Technology-Neutral Procurement – An Assessment

In the absence of full cost information or of externalities, should policies to support production of a good always be technology-neutral?   Scenarios can be constructed which suggest not, but the gains from departing from technology neutrality may be too small … Continue reading

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UK Government Approves New Coal Mine

The long-delayed decision on the proposed West Cumbria Mining project in Cumbria, England, has been announced, to widespread criticism from the Climate Change Committee and others. The BBC’s report of the decision and reactions is here. The analysis of the … Continue reading

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UK Climate Change Policy – A Critical Analysis (2)

The second of this series of posts focuses on carbon pricing in the UK, on policies for those sectors not currently subject to a carbon price, and on the integration of housing policy with climate change mitigation policy. The UK … Continue reading

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UK Climate Change Policy – A Critical Analysis (1)

In the first of a series of posts, I focus on objectives and some issues regarding technology. Anyone who takes seriously the task of analysing climate change policy is liable to be daunted by what they find.  The literature is … Continue reading

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