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Growing pains: British industry and the low-carbon transition

Growing pains: British industry and the low-carbon transition

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The report explores the views of British industries that are critical to the low-carbon transition – the energy, transport and manufacturing sectors, as well as energy-intensive industries within manufacturing.
The report explores the views of British industries that are critical to the low-carbon transition – the energy, transport and manufacturing sectors, as well as energy-intensive industries within manufacturing.

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Institute for Public Policy Research
David Nash, Will Strawand Reuben Balfour
May 2012© IPPR 2012
REPORT
GROWINGPAINS
BRITISH INDUSTRY AND THELOW-CARBON TRANSITION
 
NE IDEAS foCHANGE
 ABOUT THE AUTHORS
David Nash
is a research fellow at IPPR.
Will Straw
is associate director for globalisation and climate change at IPPR.
Reuben Balfour 
is a research intern at IPPR.
 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
IPPR is grateful to the Foreign and Commonwealth Ofce for their generoussupport of this project. The views contained in this report are those of IPPRalone and do not constitute government policy. Similarly the recommendationsare the views of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of thecompanies listed in the appendix. The authors would like to thank Phil Reed, Alesha de Freitas and LeahGray at the Foreign and Commonwealth Ofce for their help and supportwith the project. We would also like to thank EEF for their assistancein the preliminary phase of this project and for providing feedback onan early draft of the report. Special thanks is reserved for StephenRadley at EEF, Marcel Brinkman at McKinsey and Nick Pearce atIPPR who expertly chaired roundtable discussions, and for TonyDolphin who provided invaluable advice throughout the project.We also wish to thank each of the organisations that took part in the roundtables and agreed to be interviewed, manyof whom are listed in the appendix. Although this reportdraws heavily on their views, the opinions expressed aresolely those of the authors unless otherwise stated.
 ABOUT IPPR
IPPR, the Institute for Public Policy Research, is theUK’s leading progressive thinktank. We producerigorous research and innovative policy ideas for a fair,democratic and sustainable world.We are open and independent in how we work, andwith ofces in London and the North of England, IPPRspans a full range of local and national policy debates.Our international partnerships extend IPPR’s inuenceand reputation across the world.IPPR4th Floor14 Buckingham StreetLondon WC2N 6DF T: +44 (0)20 7470 6100E: info@ippr.orgwww.ippr.orgRegistered charity no. 800065 This paper was rst published in May 2012. © 2012 The contents and opinions expressed in this paper arethose of the author(s) only.
 
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