Energy is integral to the economy. Industry relies on power to produce goods and services and move them from place to place. People depend on affordable and readily available energy in order to live and work.

Effective energy policy is a key tool in the battle against climate change as economies are compelled to move away from fossil fuel-based energy to a low- and zero-carbon system. However, while the world is still largely fossil fuel dependent, energy will remain a critical geopolitical issue as the centers of fossil fuel production and consumption fluctuate over time.

You need to understand the range of impacts of energy policy under different scenarios on greenhouse gas emissions, jobs, energy prices and the wider economy. We can advise on the effectiveness of different levels of ambition in the transition to low- and zero-carbon, as well as the impact of the transition on economies which are reliant on fossil fuel production.

Some challenging questions we can help you answer:

Our Energy work

Pioneer Valley Economic Recovery and Strategic Planning

Funded as part of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) CARES Act, Cambridge Econometrics is leading a regional economic recovery and strategic planning project for the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) in Western Mass. Working with a task force of regiona...

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Appalachian Regional Commission Coal Industry Report

Recognizing the significant economic challenges facing the Appalachian Region due to the changing economics of America's energy production, the Obama Administration initiated the Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative. The aim o...

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Renewable energy generation: the impact on the global economy (for IRENA)

A series of projects has looked at the potential socioeconomic impact on the global economy of potential large-scale deployments of renewable energy generation technologies. The research has delivered high-level and detailed regional assessments of the impacts on the economy, al...

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New Climate Economy: unlocking the inclusive growth story of the 21st Century

We provided empirical inputs to the New Climate Economy 2018 Global Commission Report "Unlocking the Inclusive Growth Story of the 21st Century". The aim of the modelling exercise was to illustrate examples of policies that can simultaneously promote economic growth and reduce...

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Trucking into a greener future

We carried out, with external review from Element Energy and the International Council on Clean Transportation, a research project assessing the economic impact of a transition to low- and zero-carbon technologies in the road freight segment across Europe. The project was commis...

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Macroeconomic impact of stranded fossil fuel assets

Macroeconomic impact of stranded fossil fuel assets, a major global study finds that rates of technological change in energy efficiency and renewable power are likely to cause a sudden drop in demand for fossil fuels, with major implications for the global economy. The study, pu...

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Competitiveness impacts of carbon policies on UK energy-intensive industrial sectors to 2030

Competitiveness impacts of carbon policies on UK energy-intensive industrial sectors to 2030 aimed to support the UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC) with its ongoing assessment of the impact of low carbon policies on energy prices and bills. The study also looked at the compet...

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Oil market futures

The European Climate Foundation asked us to investigate the economic effects of reducing transport-related CO2 emissions.

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For more information on our work in Energy, contact:

Jon Stenning Head of Energy & Environment [email protected]