Category Archives: Green economy

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Big manifesto ideas: inspiration on innovation, planning and UK jobs

With less than a year to go until the next election, we’re focused on stimulating strong ideas for the new parliament. As well as offering our own, we’re asking other leading thinkers and experts for their one big manifesto idea. Today’s … Continue reading

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Economic pluralism, yes – but don’t ignore the planet

This post is by Kate Raworth and was originally posted on her blog. Kate is an economist focused on the rewriting of economics for 21st century challenges. She is a senior visiting research associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, and … Continue reading

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My big manifesto idea: infrastructure

It’s less than a year until the next election, and the race is on to inform and shape the policy agenda of the next government. Manifesto priorities may appear to be determined entirely by public sentiment, party values and a … 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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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