Category Archives: My big idea

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One of the best things an environmentalist can do: get on a plane

This post is by Brendan May, chairman of The Robertsbridge Group. Some years ago, Prince Charles got into trouble for accepting an environment award overseas. ‘But he flew!’, they cried. Since then, from what I can tell, HRH has had … Continue reading

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My big idea: government should support its own policies

This is a guest post by Duncan Brack, formerly Chris Huhne’s special adviser and now a freelance researcher. It is part of a series on big ideas to reduce the UK’s environmental impact. My big idea is for the government to be consistent … Continue reading

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My big idea: define green taxes properly

In the third of our series of My Big Idea posts, Tom Burke of E3G argues that the UK needs to get a grip on what constitutes a true green tax.  On the 16 July the Treasury published its formal definition of a … Continue reading

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My big idea: buy your local wind farm

This is a guest post by Rebecca Willis, a Green Alliance associate and author of Co-operative Renewable Energy: A guide to this growing sector. It is part of a series on big ideas to reduce the UK’s environmental impact My big idea … Continue reading

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My big idea: get more involved in Europe

This post is by Julie Hill, Green Alliance associate and chair of the Circular Economy Task Force. It is part of a new series where experts argue for one policy change that could dramatically cut the UK’s environmental impact. My big … Continue reading

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