Category Archives: Low carbon energy

Stern’s gone global, but is the Treasury still listening?

This week, the New Climate Economy (NCE) project published its report spelling out the compelling economic logic behind moving to a low carbon world. In contrast to the earlier Stern Review, there has been a focus on large and fast … Continue reading

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Flaming June? We need leadership at the Paris climate summit

This post is by Eddie O’Connor, co-founder of Mainstream Renewable Power, it first appeared on his blog. We used to think that ‘Flaming June’ was rose-tinted nostalgia for long lost summer holidays, but this year the National Oceanic and Atmospheric … 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: sustainable fishing, negawatts and business accounting

With the next general election approaching, we’ve asked leading thinkers to give us their one big manifesto idea for a greener Britain, alongside some of our own. There’s no shortage of great ideas, with fifteen strong proposals already under the … 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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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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My big manifesto idea: three great ideas for local empowerment

We’ve asked leading thinkers, from politics, business and green groups, to set out their one big manifesto idea for the next parliament – the one they think will make a big impact in creating a greener Britain. We are publishing … Continue reading

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The UK’s in a powerful position to help drive energy transformation in Africa

This post is by Alison Doig, Christian Aid’s senior adviser on climate change and author of Low carbon Africa: leapfrogging to a green future. A number of years ago I visited a rural clinic in Zimbabwe which had been given … Continue reading

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Is a leapfrog to sustainable energy in Africa really possible?

This post is by Rolake Akinkugbe, energy specialist and head of energy and natural resources coverage at FBN Capital, Lagos Nigeria. Africa’s energy landscape is as complex as it is amusing. One of the most oil and gas rich continents in the … Continue reading

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