• Publication Energy All change: the Unfolding Geopolitics of Oil and Gas in the US and the Middle East
    December 12, 2013

    The geopolitics of oil has remained remarkably static for the last 40 years since the Iranian Revolution at the end of the 1970s. The sytlized facts have been that the US would have to import ever more oil to meet its ever growing demand, and that the Mid
  • Publication Infrastructure How long can interest rates remain low?
    November 22, 2013

    We live in extraordinary times. Real interests are negative, have been negative for several years and the forward guidance from central bankers suggests that they believe they are going to stay that way for several years to come. Yet this is a very unnatu
  • Publication Infrastructure British Infrastructure and the Gradual Return of the state
    November 14, 2013

    The state of British infrastructure is the source of almost continuous study and criticism. There is now a host of new demands in water, energy, transport and communications which require a step change in investment. The Coalition government has made a se
  • Publication Transport Introduction to 'Air Transport and Infrastructure'
    November 1, 2013

    In D. Helm and D. Holt (eds.), 'Air Transport and Infrastructure: The Challenges Ahead', published November 2003 by Oxera, pp. 1-4. In committing itself to providing a 30-year framework for air transport policy, the government recognised that the existing
  • Presentation Europe European energy policy in the new geopolitical context
    October 23, 2013

    The European energy and climate narrative - what the leaders believed back in 2005-07
  • Publication Energy Labour's Energy Policies
    October 22, 2013

    The leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband, announced in his autumn party conference speech a series of proposals for electricity prices and electricity market reform. These include: A price freeze for 20 months from the date of the General Election
  • Publication Infrastructure Why is infrastructure in Britain so difficult to deliver?
    September 10, 2013

    The consequence of the ’project wish list’ approach rather than an integrated plan is not just that many things don’t get done, but that the costs tend to be much higher
  • Publication Communications The regulation of public service television
    September 1, 2013

    Paper from the BBC / Reuters Institute symposium in January 2013.
  • Publication Energy The End of the Commodity Super-Cycle? Terra Firma - an alternative perspective
    May 30, 2013

    Commodities have had a good run. Despite the biggest economic crisis for half a century or more, commodities have marched ever upwards. The reasons might be many and various – from a flight to safety (gold) to Chinese demand (oil, copper and iron ore) – b
  • Presentation Climate Change Global Perspective - Energy and climate Energy and climate roadmap 2050.
    May 29, 2013

    Opening seminar for Global perspective evnt on the 29th May 2013
  • Publication Environment Triennial Review of the Environment Agency and Natural England
    January 25, 2013

    1. The starting point is to focus on the objectives set by government policy, and to consider whether the current institutional arrangements are well designed to meet them. 2. The overarching aim is to ensure that the environment is integrated into the ec
  • Publication Environment The Economic analysis of biodiversity: an assessment
    October 5, 2012

    Abstract: Biodiversity is complex, difficult to define, difficult to measure, and often involves international and intergenerational considerations. Biodiversity loss presents significant economic challenges. A great deal of economics is required to under
  • Publication Transport What do to about the roads?
    September 22, 2012

    Paper on the current state of our roads
  • Publication Energy Mr Davey's "Myths"
    September 20, 2012

    Following the publication of the Draft Energy Bill, there has been considerable debate about the merits of the proposed legislation. In response to some of the criticisms raised, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey, has written
  • Publication Water The Draft Water Bill
    September 10, 2012

    Such a mix of concerns provides the backdrop to the focus of the Draft Bill, and this critique starts off by considering what the aims and objectives of the proposed legislation are, before turning to its central contention that competition is the primary
  • Presentation Europe Can Europe have it all? What should Europe want from it's energy mix?
    August 29, 2012

    Presentation at the ONS international oil, gas and energy conference, Stavanger, Norway.
  • Publication Energy The Carbon Crunch: How We're Getting Climate Change Wrong - and How to Fix it
    August 23, 2012

    In this hard-hitting book, Dieter Helm looks at how and why we have failed to tackle the issue of global warming and argues for a new, pragmatic rethinking of energy policy – from transitioning from coal to gas and eventually to electrification of transpo
  • Publication Energy EMR and The Energy Bill: A Critique
    June 28, 2012

    This short paper provides a critique of the mass of policy initiatives and interventions that have emerged and sets out first the serious problems embedded in EMR and the Gas Review and then how progress might be made towards a more robust and efficient p
  • Publication Climate Change Trade Climate change and the political game theory of border carbon adjustments
    May 10, 2012

    Dieter Helm, Cameron Hepburn and Giovanni Ruta May 2012 Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy Working Paper No. 92 Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment Working Paper No. 80
  • Publication Europe Trade, climate change and the political game theory of border carbon adjustments
    May 10, 2012

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