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Author Archives: Rebekah Phillips
“[Consumers will] want a joined up experience of the government’s energy policies, regardless of the individual policy mechanisms and their origin.” This quote could so easily have come from the report that Faye Scott and I wrote for Green Alliance … Continue reading
The Energy Saving Trust’s recent report The Elephant in the Living Room shows that our growing use of appliances for home entertainment and computing means that domestic electricity use likely to keep rising – despite increased efficiency in other areas. We are now using … Continue reading
Recently DECC released three consultations on the delivery of smart meters to every home in the country. The first on technical specifications, the second on the code of practice detailing how the installation should take place and the third on … Continue reading
At the heart of the Conservative and Lib Dem agreement to form government is the Coalition Programme which sets out what the government plans to do during its five year term. Now Green Alliance, and four other NGOs- WWF, RSPB, Greenpeace and Christian … Continue reading
The Cabinet Office “Nudge unit” brought out its report on behaviour change and energy use this Wednesday, buried in a news week dominated by the scandal of phone-hacking and the implosion of the News of the World. Whilst there is … Continue reading
The Energy Bill has had its second reading in the Commons this week, in a debate that was characterised by an amazing degree of cross-party consensus. Whilst most MPs were arguing over how to make the Bill stronger in one … Continue reading
Every government comes in with good intentions on energy saving, and leaves having made only a marginal impact on UK energy demand. This government has ambitions to change that with the Green Deal. Chris Huhne has said it will be … Continue reading
“Water, water everywhere, Nor any drop to drink” so states Coleridge in his lyrical poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. This is the curse of those attempting to get attention for water efficiency. We live in a country that, … Continue reading
In today’s Times Chris Huhne was quoted as saying: “We will legislate to allow the energy companies to incentivise owner-occupiers, so if they want to offer the chance of a cruise for two to the Norwegian fjords that’s something they … Continue reading
What the channel four documentary got wrong: you don’t have to be an environmentalist to care about global environmental problems
The recent channel four documentary ‘What the green movement got wrong’ managed to categorise those working on reducing the impact of climate change into the tribe labelled ‘environmentalists’.