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  • August 02
    Subsidies to a Proposed Nuclear Power Plant Should Feature Large in UK Government’s Review

    Subsidies to a Proposed Nuclear Power Plant Should Feature Large in UK Government’s Review

    As the UK Government considers whether to proceed with Hinkley Point C—a proposed nuclear power plant—it should weigh the full cost of the project to the public purse.  By our calculation the subsidies are likely to be at least £40 billion. Read More
  • July 25
    Reducing Food Waste: The role of foreign investors in promoting efficiency

    Reducing Food Waste: The role of foreign investors in promoting efficiency

    Agricultural investors can help to minimize food loss both on the farm and during transport and storage. Governments also have a role to play in promoting efficiency and reducing waste. This blog explores both sets of interventions.  Read More
  • July 20
    How Canada Should Support Low-Carbon Growth Abroad

    How Canada Should Support Low-Carbon Growth Abroad

    Jason Potts, in an article originally published in The Hill Times, argues that Canada's overseas development assistance needs to focus on realizing the commitments of the Paris climate change agreement. Read More
  • July 11
    How Subsidies for Kerosene are Holding Back Solar Power in India

    How Subsidies for Kerosene are Holding Back Solar Power in India

    Kerosene is used by millions of households in rural India to meet basic lighting needs, and subsidies have long been used to make the fuel more affordable. But for health, safety and environmental reasons, a switch to solar power is better—and more affordable in the absence of kerosene subsidies. Read More