Category Archives: Green economy

Sub-category to Sustainable Economy

What the Green Investment Bank’s first project tells us about funding green infrastructure

‘On time and on budget’ are five words any project promoter loves to be able to boast, especially for a first project. One year and five months after the Green Investment Bank (GIB) was set up, its first project has … Continue reading

Posted in Circular Economy, Green economy, Recycling, Resource Stewardship, Sustainable Economy | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Why targets alone won’t build a green economy

This post first appeared on Business Green. With all the debate over whether non-binding EU 2030 energy and carbon targets are a statement of ambitious intent or resigned defeat, you could be forgiven for thinking that setting a target is … Continue reading

Posted in Circular Economy, Green economy, Resource Stewardship, Sustainable Business, Sustainable Economy | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Rewarding small farmers through the market will protect the environment and our heritage

This post is by Richard Leafe, chief executive of the Lake District National Park Authority, and is in response to the opinion by Rory Stewart MP, posted yesterday. Rory Stewart is right to stress the crucial role of small farms in … Continue reading

Posted in Green economy | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

The coalition has lost its momentum as a reforming government seeking to be green

This post also appears in the current edition of Utility Week. I was having dinner with a former US colleague when I realised how far UK leadership on the environment had weakened. I used to feel pity for US environmentalists, … Continue reading

Posted in Green economy, Politics | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Conference diary: Labour’s sunny spells

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

Posted in Green economy, Politics | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Green liberalism: a local approach to the low carbon economy

Green Alliance associate Duncan Brack, introduces our recently published collection of essays, Green liberalism: a local approach to the low carbon economy. There are similar collections under ‘Green social democracy’ and ‘Green conservatism’ projects as part of Green Alliance’s Green Roots programme, which … Continue reading

Posted in Green economy, Low carbon energy, Policy, Politics | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

When solar panels hit brick walls: what innovation theory tells us about the future of community energy

This post is by Rebecca Willis, an independent researcher, adviser on environment and sustainability and Green Alliance associate. I don’t envy politicians trying to talk to constituents about climate change. It’s undoubtedly one of the most crucial challenges for modern politics. But, … Continue reading

Posted in Green economy, Low carbon energy, Policy | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Energy demand, Green economy, Low carbon energy, Politics | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Green conservatism: move over Big 6, we need the Big 60,000

This post is by the Rt Hon Greg Barker MP, minister of state for energy and climate change. An extract first appeared on The Guardian. The piece is from a forthcoming collection of essays: Green conservatism: protecting the environment through … Continue reading

Posted in Green economy, Low carbon energy | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Do they meet the Green Standard? Leading green groups judge the parties’ environmental leadership

The Green Standard 2013, published today, assesses the environmental leadership provided by senior ministers and shadow ministers from the UK’s three main parties since the last election in May 2010. Here, the leaders of the seven organisations behind the assessment, … Continue reading

Posted in Green economy, Low carbon energy, Policy, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment