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Axeing carbon price support would “undermine crucial energy investment” – UCL

Axeing carbon price support would “undermine crucial energy investment” – UCL

15 November 2016

Abandoning the UK carbon price support – introduced in 2013 as incentive to reduce the burning of fossil fuels and to encourage lower-carbon energy sources – could seriously undermine crucial energy investment, warns University College London (UCL) research published today.

Prof Paul Ekins appointed Co-Chair of UN's Global Environment Outlook report (GEO-6)

Prof Paul Ekins appointed Co-Chair of UN's Global Environment Outlook report (GEO-6)

12 October 2016

Prof Paul Ekins OBE, Director of UCL ISR, has today been appointed as Co-Chair of UNEP’s ‘Global Environment Outlook’ report (GEO-6), the world’s most comprehensive assessment of the state of the global environment.

European Parliament Ratifies Global Climate Deal

European Parliament Ratifies Global Climate Deal

Commenting on today’s breakthrough news that the European Parliament has voted to approve the ratification of the Paris Agreement, Michael Grubb, Professor of International Energy and Climate Change Policy, UCL Institute for ...

Hinkley Point to be obsolete within a decade, UCL analysis suggests 

Hinkley Point to be obsolete within a decade, UCL analysis suggests 

The planned Hinkley Point C nuclear plant will be outpaced by cheaper, lower-carbon energy sources that will render it largely obsolete within a decade of opening, new University College London analysis published today ...

Join Us: Research Associate in Energy Systems Modelling

Join Us: Research Associate in Energy Systems Modelling

We are seeking to appoint a Research Associate (RA) in Energy Systems Modelling to undertake dedicated projects in energy modelling as part of an interdisciplinary modelling research team.  You will primarily work on ...

Call for Papers: Water SDGs and future water management

Call for Papers: Water SDGs and future water management

On 8 – 9 November 2016 the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources (UCL ISR) will be hosting a two-day conference in London. Being the 5th in a series of BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities/UCL ...

Join us: Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in NEXUS (Environmental, Social and Economic) Data Science

Join us: Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in NEXUS (Environmental, Social and Economic) Data Science

The UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources (UCL ISR) is the UCL’s mechanism for carrying multidisciplinary research at the intersection between energy and the environment. We are seeking to appoint a Research Associate ...

Join us: Research Associate in Energy Policy

Join us: Research Associate in Energy Policy

The UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources (UCL ISR) is located within The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources (BSEER), with a mission to generate knowledge to promote the globally sustainable use of ...

Join us: Senior Teaching Fellow in Sustainable Resources

Join us: Senior Teaching Fellow in Sustainable Resources

The UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources (UCL ISR) is located within The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources (BSEER), with a mission to generate knowledge to promote the globally sustainable use of ...

New UCL ISR paper on ‘Ossified materialism’ published in The Journal of Cleaner
Production

New UCL ISR paper on ‘Ossified materialism’ published in The Journal of Cleaner Production

UCL ISR's Prof Raimund Bleischwitz co-authors a new paper on 'Ossified Materialism' published in The Journal of Cleaner Production as an introduction to the special volume on 'absolute reductions in materials throughput ...

Tax diesel cars based on air pollution

Tax diesel cars based on air pollution

A new report by UCL’s Institute for Sustainable Resources for Green Budget Europe outlines options for fiscal reform to tackle air pollution from diesel cars.

UK vote to leave EU: UCL statement

UK vote to leave EU: UCL statement

The outcome of the referendum is now known. While UCL did not take a formal position during the referendum campaign, I have given my personal view and you will have heard many other ...

Brexit and Energy: Cost, Security and Climate Policy Implications

Brexit and Energy: Cost, Security and Climate Policy Implications

The UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources and the UCL European Institute have released a new paper today on Brexit and the impact on UK climate and energy policy.

Brexit vote likely to mean two years of uncertainty for UK energy

Brexit vote likely to mean two years of uncertainty for UK energy

A vote to leave the EU on 23 June is likely to lead to a period of uncertainty of at least two years for the UK energy sector, according to a policy briefing ...

UCL ISR Launches Resource Efficiency Report at G7

UCL ISR Launches Resource Efficiency Report at G7

UCL ISR Director Prof Paul Ekins has presented the Summary for Policy Makers (SPM) of a report on resource efficiency to the G7 Environment Council as part of the Japanese G7 Presidency.

Prof Paul Ekins participates in a high level panel debate on the environmental implications of the EU referendum

Prof Paul Ekins participates in a high level panel debate on the environmental implications of the EU referendum

UCL ISR's Professor Paul Ekins OBE joined a high level panel discussion on 9th May hosted by The Crowd to consider the environmental implications of the forthcoming EU referendum. He joined Caroline ...

Fully funded PhD Studentship opportunity at UCL ISR on modelling and assessing the impacts of energy production

Fully funded PhD Studentship opportunity at UCL ISR on modelling and assessing the impacts of energy production

Fully funded PhD Studentship on modelling and assessing the impacts of energy production and conversion on the Environment-Energy Nexus

Prof Michael Grubb
responds to concerns over the UK's energy supply after the recent coal-fired
power plant closures 

Prof Michael Grubb responds to concerns over the UK's energy supply after the recent coal-fired power plant closures 

As concerns grow over the future supply of electricity caused by recent coal-fired power plant closures, many experts, including UCL ISR’s Prof Michael Grubb, have said the closures would not lead to ...

Should the UK pull plug on Hinkley Point nuclear power station?

Should the UK pull plug on Hinkley Point nuclear power station?

As concerned British MPs get to quiz EDF executives in London today, UCL ISR Director Prof Paul Ekins OBE calls for a serious rethink of the world’s biggest nuclear power project. In ...

Resources:Framed Photography Competition 2016 Results

Resources:Framed Photography Competition 2016 Results

To coincide with the 2016 UN-Water theme and World Water Day on March 22, this year’s Resources:Framed photo competition was themed ‘Water for People, Water by People’.

Fully funded PhD Studentship on global food production

Fully funded PhD Studentship on global food production

PhD Studentship on the impacts of climate change and land degradation on global food production

Job Opportunity: Lecturer in Sustainable Resources

Job Opportunity: Lecturer in Sustainable Resources

The UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources (UCL ISR) is the UCL’s mechanism for bringing together a wide range of perspectives, understandings and procedures in research into the availability and use of natural ...

Role of gas as 'bridge' to a low carbon future in the UK is limited, new research finds

Role of gas as 'bridge' to a low carbon future in the UK is limited, new research finds

Research highlights ‘lack of a clear vision of the future role for gas’ in the UK’s energy system, and cautions that, without CCS, a second ‘dash for gas’ could compromise decarbonisation ambitions.

Can Our Economies Grow Forever? - Paul Ekins TedxUCL Talk

Can Our Economies Grow Forever? - Paul Ekins TedxUCL Talk


As human economies grow, they use more and more natural resources and increase their impacts of the environment. The question arises as to whether continuing economic growth is a realistic objective on a ...

UCL ISR Director Joins Colleagues in Warning Over EU Exit

UCL ISR Director Joins Colleagues in Warning Over EU Exit

Prof Paul Ekins OBE, Professor of Resource and Environmental Economics and Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, has joined colleagues from a range of environmental fields in warning the UK government ...