Author Archives: Hannah Kyrke-Smith

About Hannah Kyrke-Smith

Hannah is a policy adviser on the Political Leadership theme at Green Alliance, delivering our Climate Leadership Programme for MPs, which aims to give parliamentarians the knowledge and skills they need to lead on a proactive and ambitious climate change agenda. She also coordinates Green Alliance’s work with NGOs, helping to manage our work with the RSPB, Greenpeace, WWF, Christian Aid and others. Hannah ran Green Alliance's project on sustainable living in tower blocks in 2012, working with residents in tower blocks across London to identify ways in which green living can be supported.

The government wants a community energy revolution in the UK, but what’s needed for it to happen?

During community energy fortnight, which ended on Sunday, groups around the country showcased impressive projects and ideas. You could have visited a hydro scheme in Stockport, or learned about community heating in Oxfordshire, participated in an energy saving workshop in … Continue reading

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The four tests Cameron needs to apply to international development

With the high-level Panel on the post-2015 development agenda meeting in Bali next week, civil society organisations around the world are making their case for what should be in the new development framework. One thing that has united environment and … Continue reading

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A new generation of climate leaders is emerging in parliament

As battles continue across government over the strength of environmental policies and the transition to a greener economy, here at Green Alliance we’ve been working with a number of convinced, committed and engaged MPs from all three main parties under … Continue reading

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Towering ambitions: bringing sustainable living to high rise homes

This post is based on our new report Towering ambitions, which is launched today. There are around 390,000 flats in high rise blocks in England, and they weren’t designed for low carbon living. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be … Continue reading

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How to get a good deal from the Green Deal

The government’s consultation on its Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) proposals ends today. These are the government’s flagship carbon reduction policies, aimed at reducing carbon emissions from homes and small businesses. They are both due to launch this … Continue reading

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The DoNation: using friendship and commitment to cut carbon

An email flashes up in your inbox. It’s the same old story. Another friend is running a marathon, and asking for sponsorship… not only does it make you feel guilty as you’ve been meaning to dig your trainers out of … Continue reading

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