IEA quoted in City AM

The IEA has been quoted in an article regarding Lord Deben's Climate Change Committee. The IEA highlighted the Committee's lack of political accountability when it comes to providing advice to the government on environmental policy. Read the full article here.... Continue reading
UK CLIMATE CHANGE COMMITTEE IN URGENT NEED OF REFORM, SAYS NEW RESEARCH The Climate Change Committee (CCC) was established as an ‘independent’ advisory body. It has morphed into a pressure group with an active media profile, but without proper political accountability. The CCC’s projections are widely relied on by the government and private sector, yet their economic ... Continue reading

Andy Mayer writes for The Telegraph

Writing for the Telegraph, IEA Chief Operating Officer Andy Mayer, commented on the Duchy of Cornwall's plan to build a low-carbon village in Kent. Andy argued that the plan exemplified the power of private entrepreneurship, over centralised state planning. Andy said: "Whatever you may think of net zero dogma, it is refreshing to see passionate ... Continue reading
Energy and Environment
The UK’s record on biodiversity is poor. 15 per cent of all species in our country are threatened by extinction, and it ranks both as the G7 country with the lowest remaining biodiversity and one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world. With regards to relative progress in the past few decades, the picture ... Continue reading

Andy Mayer quoted in the Express Online

The government announced this week that it will offer 90,000 households in England and Wales grants of £5,000 to help them replace old gas boilers with low carbon heat pumps. Quoted in the Express Online, IEA Chief Operating Officer Andy Mayer argued that the plan is "essentially a woke welfare scheme for the wealthy".  He ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood writes for The Times

Mark Littlewood, Director General of the IEA, has written for The Times reacting to Prince William's comments that billionaires such as Jeff Bezos should focus their attention on climate change, as opposed to space travel. Mark observes that space travel, while currently a niche, has vast environmental and financial potential. "Some believe that the space ... Continue reading
Energy and Environment
The UK can either be net zero or have secure and affordable energy. It cannot have all three, at least not with current technology, and the path to solving that trilemma is long, difficult, and a planet-sized challenge, not something that’s going to be fixed by flag-waving eco-stunts on this small island. The failure to ... Continue reading
Energy and Environment

Andy Mayer writes for CapX

In an op-ed for CapX, IEA Chief Operating Officer, Andy Mayer, argued that the UK cannot implement net zero policies and also have secure and affordable energy, saying government policy is to blame for crippling energy costs. Andy argued: "The pattern is always the same, the Prime Minister or another part of government gets an ... Continue reading
Energy and Environment

Andy Mayer quoted in City AM

IEA Chief Operating Officer, Andy Mayer, responded to reports that the Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to announce that all electricity will be powered by green renewable energy by 2035. Andy was quoted in City AM saying that "Unless Boris Johnson has a credible plan for fossil fuel back-up on the days the wind isn’t ... Continue reading
Energy and Environment

Annabel Denham writes for The Spectator

Annabel Denham, IEA Director of Communications, has discussed the ensuing energy crisis in her Spectator column. Annabel argued that a combination of policy failures, from the energy price cap, limits on immigration and over reliance on wind power has left consumers with a fuel shortage and failing energy companies. Annabel suggested that free marketeers have ... Continue reading