Did the UK take the right steps with its green recovery investments after the shock of Covid-19?

Portrait shot of Charlie Wilson
Professor Charlie Wilson, Professor of Energy and Climate Change at the University of Oxford and Leader of the Energy Programme at the Environmental Change Institute

According to research by the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford, the answer is no – because not enough was invested in smaller-scale technologies that deploy rapidly and create more jobs.

Professor Charlie Wilson, co-author of Building Back Better: Granular Energy Technologies in Green Recovery Funding Programmes, with Simon De Stercke and Caroline Zimm, said: “This was a unique opportunity to align massive fiscal stimulus with the urgent need to rapidly decarbonise energy systems while creating jobs. But unfortunately, in the UK we didn’t fully seize this opportunity.”

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