Marginal Abatement Cost Curves (MACC): Their Use as Tools for Evaluating Low-Carbon/Net-Zero Interventions and Policies.

Dr Annum Rafique examines the application of marginal abatement cost curves (MACC) to assess low-carbon/net-zero policies and interventions. Introduction Household energy consumption accounts for a substantial portion of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. As countries aim to meet emission reduction targets, decarbonising the residential heating sector is key. Marginal Abatement Cost Curves (MACC) have emerged … Continue reading “Marginal Abatement Cost Curves (MACC): Their Use as Tools for Evaluating Low-Carbon/Net-Zero Interventions and Policies.”

What the Midlands is Doing to Meet Sustainable Transport Goals

Paige Davies discusses the measures the Midlands is taking to reach net zero. Paige worked as an intern at City-REDI over the summer of 2023. She graduated with a BSc in Geography and is currently undertaking a Masters in Environment, Development, and Politics at the University of Birmingham. As part of the UK’s net zero … Continue reading “What the Midlands is Doing to Meet Sustainable Transport Goals”

Estimating the Impact of an Innovation Accelerator

Innovation accelerators are part of the government’s strategy for levelling up regions outside of London and the South East by supporting place-based research, development and innovation activity. City REDI’s Kelvin Humphrey and The Economic Intelligence Unit’s Charlie Hopkirk take a look at the challenges in modelling the potential impact of the accelerators. The Levelling Up … Continue reading “Estimating the Impact of an Innovation Accelerator”

The Green Economy in Birmingham and the West Midlands

Professor Martin Freer discusses what the region needs to do to meet net zero targets. This blog post was produced for inclusion in the Birmingham Economic Review for 2022.  The annual Birmingham Economic Review is produced by the University of Birmingham’s City-REDI and the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce. It is an in-depth exploration of … Continue reading “The Green Economy in Birmingham and the West Midlands”

Smart Energy – An Energy System for the 21st Century

What is smart energy? Annum Rafique discusses what it is, how it works and its potential to help us achieve net-zero. This blog was first published on the College of Social Science blog. Smart Energy has been identified as an energy system for the 21st Century which utilises digital technologies to monitor energy needs, make … Continue reading “Smart Energy – An Energy System for the 21st Century”

The Launch of the Birmingham Economic Review 2022

On 20 October 2022, a launch event was held for the Birmingham Economic Review. This blog provides a summary of some of the key points to come out of the event. The Birmingham Economic Review (BER) is produced by City-REDI / WMREDI, the University of Birmingham and the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce. It is … Continue reading “The Launch of the Birmingham Economic Review 2022”