Published: 8th May 2019

Photo by Black Rock Solar A major research project will explore the role of energy in the UK’s productivity puzzle, which has seen the country go from being the most productive of any major European country in the 1960s to being one of the least today. Dr Joanna Boehnert from the University of Loughborough’s School of Arts and Drama will be working with the University of Surrey’s Professor Tim Jackson, director of the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity to map the links between energy and productivity in the UK. The project will also look to understand the relationships between wellbeing and productivity. Energy is a central factor in economic productivity across all industries. However, the UK has increasingly less access to high-grade energy and researchers believe this could have a significant impact on economic productivity. They believe these problems are further complicated by climate … (To read the full article, subscribe below)