Samuela Bassi

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    Study finds UK is a world leader in cutting greenhouse gas emissions

Study finds UK is a world leader in cutting greenhouse gas emissions

A recent study out of the LSE’s Grantham Research Institute found that the UK is one of the leading countries in cutting greenhouse gas emissions and, contrary to what many perceive, this is not doing any economic harm. Samuela Bassi summarises the findings in this article. 

The perception by some that the UK, by going ‘green’ more quickly than the rest […]

New figures should prompt cautious optimism about shale gas

Many in the UK are optimistic about the prospects of exploiting shale gas, reserves of which the latest figures suggest are larger than previously thought. Samuela Bassi and Chris Duffy caution about being over-enthusiastic about the impact fracking will have on energy prices and jobs as only 4 per cent may be technically recoverable.  Long awaited government figures, showing that the […]

A renewed ‘dash for gas’ is a risky option for the UK

New discoveries and extraction techniques have created a buzz about a ‘dash for gas’ in the UK. Samuela Bassi argues in favour of the UK using gas as a way to move off dirtier energy sources such as coal, but that it is used judiciously in those areas where it offers the greatest contribution to decarbonising the power sector. Investment in complementary […]