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The Policy Connect network of groups conduct regular research inquiries producing more than dozen major reports each year. View the catalogue of reports below and visit each group's own website for further information.

Policy for Heat: Transforming the System front cover by Carbon Connect
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Policy for Heat: Transforming the System, urges Government to implement an ambitious, long-term decarbonisation strategy for the heat sector, before it’s too late in new inquiry report.
 
The report builds on the work of Part 1 in the Future Heat Series which compared recent decarbonisation pathways and analyses to indentify and highlight key policy mechanisms and transistions that are needed in order to decarbonise heat for buildings by 2050. 
 

The Skills Commission launches its most recent report Guide to the Skills System in light of the recent election, and aims to put skills and further education on the map for the future.

Following the recent general election and with a new Parliament, the All-Party Parliamentary Health Group (APHG) has brought together a wish list penned by key figures in the world of health.

Report by the All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group, warning that approaches towards promoting carbon monoxide safety that rely too heavily on general public awareness-raising may on their own prove ‘insufficient’ to ensure individuals and families are adequately protected from the dangers posed by deadly CO gas.
A collection of expert essays, compiled by the Westminster Sustainable Business Forum (WSBF), investigating the realities, opportunities and challenges facing sustainable construction in the UK, with contributions from leading figures across industry, Westminster and academia.
The Higher Education Commission's November 2014 report warns reforms to the higher education funding model have created the 'worst of both worlds' and have put the sector on a long-term footing that is ‘far from clear’.
Joint report by the All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group (APMG) and All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group (APSRG), laying out more than twenty recommendations for government and industry to ensure the UK seizes the huge social, economic and environmental opportunities presented by remanufacturing technologies.
Carbon Connect report calling on the next Government to set heat as a policy priority for the coming decade. Entitled Pathways for Heat: Low Carbon Heat for Buildings, the report has been chaired by Shadow Energy Minister, Jonathan Reynolds MP and Conservative member of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee, Dan Byles MP.
The Skills Commission's November 2014 report warns that the UK’s system of training and skills provision is growing increasingly out of step with the needs of the modern economy and that change is needed if the UK workforce is to remain competitively skilled.
Power from Nuclear outlines the important role that nuclear could play in the UK’s transition to a low carbon electricity supply over coming decades, and is the final of three reports in Carbon Connect’s Future Electricity Series, which examines what role fossil fuels, renewables and nuclear can play in providing secure, sustainable and affordable electricity in the UK.