Category Archives: Energy demand

Sub-category to Low Carbon Energy

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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From megawatts to negawatts: will the government’s pilot work?

This post is by Katherine Watts, Green Alliance’s head of energy. The full potential of reducing electricity demand is still far from being realised in the UK, despite being a low cost, low pollution and health improving way to reduce … Continue reading

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Big manifesto ideas: responsible pensions, help to heat and a resource target

With the 2015 general election on the horizon, we’ve asked leading thinkers and experts for their one big manifesto idea. The one they think will make a real difference to a greener Britain. Today we’re posting ideas 13,14 and 15. … Continue reading

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Interconnection is the solution to the energy trilemma

This post is by Paul Arwas who has over 20 years’ experience as a professional consultant, specialising in renewable energy and energy services.  Paul has advised governments on energy policy and some of the leading global energy companies on strategy and technology … Continue reading

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Why the UK should champion EU action on energy efficiency

This post is by Katherine Watts, head of energy at Green Alliance. Today, EU member states are due to submit their National Energy Efficiency Action Plans (NEEAPs) to the European Commission. Over the next two months the numbers will be … Continue reading

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Why politicians are ducking responsibility for bringing down energy bills

This post first appeared on BusinessGreen. The current ‘green crap’ debate is a dispiriting failure of political leadership on energy. Not because it’s wrong to focus on reducing the burden of high energy bills on consumers, but because the solution … Continue reading

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Avoiding an energy civil war

This essay, by Michael Liebreich, CEO of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, also appears in Green conservatism: protecting the environment through open market, published last week by Green Alliance. There are similar collections under ‘Green social democracy’ and ‘Green liberalism’ projects as part … Continue reading

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The triple benefit of an ambitious energy efficiency programme

This post is by Will Straw, associate director for climate change, energy and transport at IPPR. It is taken from the collection of essays, published today by Green Alliance, Green social democracy: better homes in better places.  This pamphlet, alongside similar collections on ‘Green liberalism’ … Continue reading

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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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Talk is cheap: why the gap between rhetoric and reality in the coalition’s infrastructure policy matters

This post by Green Alliance’s chief economist Julian Morgan. It first appeared on the New Statesman economics blog. Ministers should not be under any illusion that public spending on high carbon projects offers a quick economic fix. Amid all the headlines about the … Continue reading

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