Authored and co-authored papers by Dan

Towards Ultrafast Britain

Published: March 2016

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Financing our future: infrastructure in an age of prolonged austerity

Published: October 2014

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Crunch time for UK airport capacity

Published: June 2014 (Institute of Directors)

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The New Road Ahead

Published: January 2014 (Institute of Directors)

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Getting shale gas working

Published: May 2013 (Institute of Directors)

Co-authored with Corin Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

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Will we ever run out of energy? The history and future of technological progress and energy supply

Published: December 2012 (Friedrich Naumann Stiftung fuer die Freiheit)

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Britain’s Shale Gas Potential

Published: September 2012 (Institute of Directors – Infrastructure for Business Series)

Co-authored with Corin Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BRITAIN’S NUCLEAR FUTURE

Published: June 2012 (Institute of Directors)

Co-authored with Corin Taylor and Professor Wade Allison

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SPACE: BRITAIN’S NEW INFRASTRUCTURE FRONTIER

Published: May 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE UK SPACE ECONOMY: THE PRESENT AND EXCITING FUTURE

Published: March 2012 (Institute of Directors)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ENERGY POLICY FOR A LESS AFFLUENT AGE

Published: December 2011 (Institute of Directors)

Co-authored with Corin Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RETHINKING THE UNAFFORDABLE

Published: July 2011 (KPMG and Economic Policy Centre)

Co-authored with Nigel Hawkins, Mark Powell and Tom Harper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE £200 BILLION ENERGY INVESTMENT FANTASY

Published: Quarter 3, 2011 (Institute of Directors)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE COMING GLOBAL GAS SUPERGLUT

Published: June 2011 (Institute of Directors)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RETHINKING TENNIS FOR THE BIG SOCIETY

Published: June 2011 (Economic Policy Centre)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SECURING OUR ENERGY FUTURE – Why and how it must be done

Published: December 2009 (Economic Policy Centre)

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The paper calls for a radical overhaul of UK Energy Policy advocating;
i) A return to basics – putting energy security first
ii) Scrapping of wasteful programmes – smart meters, carbon capture levy, government-financed R&D
iii) Creation of Clean and Secure Energy Obligation – based on Renewables Obigation but with 100% target by 2060 at a much lower buyout price and the inclusion of big impact technologies nuclear, large hydro, interconnectors and Severn Tidal Barrage / tidal lagoons
iv) Keeping coal-fired stations open beyond 2015 until new clean and secure plants come onstream
v) A new annual ranking system that keeps track of the energy security footprint and to create a competitive merit order
vi) Creation of clear lines of political responsibility for energy security

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The Global State of Carbon Capture and Storage
Published: July 2009 (Future Energy Strategies)
By Dan Lewis and Paul Garrett
A one-stop report for all you need to know on CCS around the world. What is happening, what are the technologies, what are the problems, where are the opportunities?Complete with tables, charts, and data, this launch paper will provide a timely and authoritative analysis of a technology that has generated plenty of publicity but not enough detail. Read more and buy the report from here.

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The Essential Guide to EU Quangos 2009
Published: February 2009 (Economic Rsearch Council and Gloval Vision)
By Dan Lewis and Glen Ruffle

Europe is heading into the deepest recession of the post-war period but there is not yet a debate about how to curtail EU public expenditure on its quangos.

The Essential Guide to EU Quangos 2009 does this and more, by answering these questions of the 36 bodies;

What is their annual budget?
What do they spend on staff costsa and basic salaries?
What is their defined role?
Where are they located?
How many staff do they have?
Who is in charge and what nationality are they?
Do they duplicate existing public sector activity?
Do they crowd out private sector activity?
Could their role be competitively outsourced to the private sector?

Amongst other findings, the report also reveals which bodies have the largest budget, spend the most on staff, the rapid growth in agencies and makes policy recommendations for reform-minded EU policymakers.

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The Digest of Energy Statistics 2008

Published: August 2008 (Economic Research Council)

By Dan Lewis and Nigel Hawkins

Most energy statistcs are meaningless – without a context. The Digest of Energy Statistics 2008 is the first annual report which includes – amongst its 27 tables – selected World and EU rankings on electricity consumption, energy reserves, electricity and gas prices, energy efficiency, carbon efficiency and the comparative cost of electricity generating technologies.

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The Larceny of the Lottery Fund

Published: 2007 (Centre for Policy Studies)

By Ruth Lea and Dan Lewis, Preface by Rt Hon Sir John Major KG, CH

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The Essential Guide to British Quangos 2005

Published: February 2005 (Centre for Policy Studies and Economic Research Council – Efficiency In Government Unit)

By Dan Lewis

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The paper that started off the whole debate on quangos. Loved and hated by many, it was the most successful think tank paper of 2005. And five years on, I still get people asking me about it and even the occasional green ink letter !

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RECHARGING THE NATION – The Challenge and Cost of Increasing Renewable Electricity Generation

Published: November 2003 (Economic Research Council)

By Dan Lewis

A vital and timely study of the costs and challenge of meeting 10% of electricity from renewable sources by 2010 and beyond. How do Solar, Wind, Water Power and Biomass measure up against each other? What can be done with Government Policy to make the 10% target more achievable? Dan Lewis cuts through the jargon and places the question of renewable energy in a larger economic and political context.

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