Author Archives: Faye Scott

About Faye Scott

Faye is head of research at Green Alliance and leads their work on public engagement with infrastructure, localism and cities. Prior to joining Green Alliance Faye worked at Involve, a public participation think tank, the Environment Council and Defra.

Why old tower blocks should be included in new city visions

UK cities have been growing in influence for some years now. This looks set to continue as the devolution debate rumbles on in the wake of the Scottish referendum. At Green Alliance we’re interested in the potential of cities to … Continue reading

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Newly elected MEPs now have to take some important decisions on climate  

Should yesterday’s European elections matter to us? When it comes to tackling climate change, the answer is an emphatic yes. Former MEP, Chris Huhne, argues that the values you care about should be reflected in the people sent to Brussels to … Continue reading

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How low carbon energy can bring faster development to sub-Saharan Africa

The economies of sub-Saharan Africa are growing fast. But this fact hides the realities of life for much of the region’s population. It’s staggering that 70 per cent of the population still has no access to electricity.That’s a stark statistic, … Continue reading

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City deals are an opportunity for green growth

In its bid to unlock growth around the country, the government is turning to cities for help. The UK’s major urban hubs have been given decision-making powers, devolved funding and new financing models in return for drawing up growth plans. … Continue reading

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EPCs – a long road ahead

I’m currently moving house. It’s stressful, but the process offers a real highlight for the policy geek in me, as I’ve commissioned an EPC in order to sell my current home and can pore over them for homes I’m considering … Continue reading

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Mainstreaming climate change

I never thought the day would come when I’d find myself agreeing with the TaxPayers’ Alliance over three environmentalists.  But a recent event I went to re-inforced some key points about how we should and shouldn’t communicate environmental messages.

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