Category Archives: Low carbon energy

We need to save ourselves from fire

This post is by Walt Patterson, associate fellow in the Energy, Environment and Resources Programme at Chatham House in London. I’ve just published my fourteenth book. For the first time, I published it online myself. I did so because the … Continue reading

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Most climate action has little to do with the UN process

This post is by Ben Caldecott, Green Alliance trustee, associate fellow of Bright Blue and author of Green and responsible conservatism: embedding sustainability and long-termism within the UK economy. The build up to the UN climate change conference in Paris … Continue reading

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Letter from America: the US’s secret green test site

Alastair Harper is head of politics at Green Alliance. He’s currently participating in the US State Department’s International Visitors Leadership Programme on climate change. This is his second dispatch reporting on his experiences. There is no typical America or American, but … Continue reading

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Can the Prime Minister deliver his climate pledges?

This post first appeared on BusinessGreen. Many didn’t believe the Prime Minister would ever agree to make a pledge on climate change. Not in the middle of a general election. And not when Lynton Crosby was so busy getting any … Continue reading

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Will the next government lead the world in industrial CCS?

This post is by Richard Black, director of the ECIU. It was just over ten years ago that Sir David King, then chief scientific adviser to the British government, beckoned a small group of journalists into a conference room to … Continue reading

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Why using CCS for industry as well as power makes sense

The case for carbon capture and storage (CCS) is increasingly confused. The IPCC suggests CCS makes quick, low cost decarbonisation much more feasible, and the prime minister recently declared the technology “absolutely crucial.” But a recent UCL study found that … Continue reading

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Unpicking the modernisation of the UK economy one step at a time

It generally pays to remain sanguine in the face of the ups and downs of the public policy debate, because it’s usually driven by short term concerns that don’t have a lasting effect in the real world. Last week, however, … Continue reading

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How to make high rise homes fit for the future

This post is by James Traynor, director of architecture at ECD Architects. Is it right that people live in homes they can’t afford to heat without taking out a loan, and which cause them health problems from excessive humidity and … Continue reading

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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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A new strategy for the next era of green policy

A lot has changed since Green Alliance was founded 35 years ago. Most of the people who partied with us at our celebration last night were still at school, and some hadn’t been born.  So let’s just remind ourselves: in … Continue reading

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