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Designing “greener” electricity systems for the future

Michael Pollitt, Professor of Business Economics at Cambridge Judge Business School, shares his engagement projects and the impact of his work on the energy sector, both in the UK and in China. Learn more about how research and impact can…

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Chi Kong Chyong and Michael Pollitt of the EPRG.

Cambridge Zero

The new Cambridge Zero initiative of the University of Cambridge will generate ideas to help shape a sustainable future. David Reiner and Michael Pollitt of Cambridge Judge Business School are among those involved. Cambridge is the brand-new holder of a…

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Opinion piece: Labour plan to renationalise the UK energy networks is a bad idea

Why renationalising the UK energy system would not advance the country’s climate and energy goals. By Professor Michael Pollitt, Professor of Business Economics at Cambridge Judge Business School Along with rail, mail, water and broadband, the UK Labour Party has…

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The Conversation: Labour plan to renationalise the UK energy networks is a bad idea – business economist

Michael Pollitt, Professor of Business Economics at Cambridge Judge Business School, discusses why renationalising the UK energy system would not advance the country’s climate and energy goals. “There are better ways to improve the UK’s energy supplies. Tighter regulation of…

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In search of good energy policy

Energy policy debates usually revolve around science and technology, but a new book co-edited by Michael Pollitt and David Reiner of Cambridge Judge Business School takes a multidisciplinary approach based in the social sciences and humanities. Discussions of energy policy…

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Energy & energy policy (The Cambridge Judge Business Debate podcast series)

A 'tough sell': why it is so difficult to address climate change on a global scale. L-R: Michael Kitson, David Reiner, Michael Pollitt In this episode, joining podcast host Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics at Cambridge Judge…

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Euractiv: Capacity mechanisms reform – key issues to watch

Michael Pollitt, Professor of Business Economics at Cambridge Judge Business School, says that capacity mechanisms give national governments “the confidence of having backup capacity when wind and solar are not available” – but argues that these will be phased out…

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Euractiv: Academic: Fossil fuel back-ups ‘may be the price to pay’ for renewables

An interview with Michael Pollitt, Professor of Business Economics at Cambridge Judge Business School, about renewable energy and fossil fuel policies in EU countries. “It’s a contradiction that policymakers are currently struggling to resolve. But fossil fuel back-up plants are…

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Industrial policy (The Cambridge Judge Business Debate podcast series)

The financial crisis has revived the notion of industrial policy in the UK. But how is it different today from the 'discredited' policies of the 1970s, and do we risk betting on winners once again? In this episode, joining podcast…

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Two Cambridge Judge academics win Research Impact Awards

Professor Michael Pollitt and Professor Paul Tracey of Cambridge Judge are honoured with the School’s 2018 Sandra Dawson Research Impact Award. Professor Michael Pollitt and Professor Paul Tracey of Cambridge Judge Business School have been named winners of the 2018…

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