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Author Archives: Alastair Harper
In his latest post from the party conferences, Green Alliance’s Alastair Harper reports from Manchester. This piece first appeared on BusinessGreen. There’s something surreal about the way the parties shuffle the same cities for their annual conferences. Last night, I sat in on a … Continue reading
Green Alliance’s roving diarist of the party conference season, Alastair Harper, gives his view from the Labour conference in Brighton. It first appeared on BusinessGreen. I am by the beach in perfect weather and this has been my office for the past … Continue reading
Green Alliance’s very own roving diarist of the party conference season, Alastair Harper, is back again this year with his first posting from the Liberal Democrats’ conference in Glasgow. It first appeared on BusinessGreen. This is the year the parties position themselves for the … Continue reading
This post first appeared on BusinessGreen. For three years business leaders and civil society have led the drive to decarbonise our economy. Politicians have remained almost silent. But this silence may be about to end. Earlier this month, Ed Balls became the … Continue reading
This post first appeared on Business Green. It’s sometimes hard to know if we’re winning or losing. Last weekend we learned from Greenpeace that “in pushing for a 50 per cent European carbon cut by 2030, Ed Davey and the Prime Minister have … Continue reading
This post first appeared on Business Green. On Friday afternoon, a spoof twitter account sent the great and the good of the energy world into a frenzy of speculation. It was the climax of an odd week, during which everyone … Continue reading
This post was first published on the New Statesman blog. After three years of vigorous disagreement the political and economic commentariat seem to have found common ground. Infrastructure. Left and right now agree that it’s vital for the UK’s economic renewal, … Continue reading
This post first appeared on BusinessGreen. Industrial strategy hasn’t been fashionable for a long time. Anyone romantic enough to have spent February 14th watching Harold Wilson Night on BBC Parliament will have seen the last moment when industrial strategy took … Continue reading
This post by Alastair Harper first appeared in New Statesman. Uncertainty over the government’s position on our energy future is costing us. One senior Conservative figure, deeply frustrated by the situation, confided that interest rates on energy projects have increased … Continue reading
This article, by Green Alliance’s Alastair Harper, about our new report What do people really think about the environment? first appeared on guardian.co.uk on 10 April. A few days ago, in a stuffy, closed-windowed meeting, I stared at a projection of Powerpoint slides, … Continue reading