Category Archives: Policy

Sub-category to Political Leadership / NGO engagement

How to build a framework for a greener government

This post is by Duncan Brack, freelance researcher, former DECC special adviser and Green Alliance associate. ‘What does it take to get green policies implemented in government?’ was the question I posed three years ago on this blog, shortly after … Continue reading

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What have we learned from the financial crisis?

The fourth in our series of seminars with economic experts took place on 4 March. It was a discussion on the lessons from the financial crisis with Lucrezia Reichlin (professor of economics and chair of the economics department at the … 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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Is green growth an oxymoron?

Our series of seminars with economic experts kicked off last July with a discussion on green growth with Dimitri Zenghelis, co-head of climate policy at the Grantham Research Institute at the LSE. In our discussion I took the role of a … Continue reading

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Why greens should embrace digital technology, but not abandon politics

This post first appeared on the Huffington Post. Technological innovation is intoxicating. Digital technologies have evolved so quickly that technology prophets are predicting a ‘digital disruption’, in which vast material bounty is created at such low marginal costs that big … Continue reading

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Think we have cleaner seas? Why the UK still has a pollution problem

This post is by Andy Cummins, campaigns director at Surfers Against Sewage. Britain is and always will be heavily influenced by its coast.  The furthest we can get from it on our beautiful island is a little over 70 miles.  And … Continue reading

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The 2020s loom large for the UK’s offshore wind industry

This post was first published on BusinessGreen. A week may be a long time in politics, but a decade is short in the world of infrastructure. The 180 months remaining between now and 2030 only get us to the early … Continue reading

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How new cycling policy could transform London

This post is by Rosie Downes, campaigns manager at the London Cycling Campaign (LCC). In 2013, the mayor of London Boris Johnson published his Vision for Cycling, a document which we described as “one of the most ambitious plans to promote … Continue reading

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Reform the Treasury to tackle major environmental challenges

This post is by Duncan Hames MP. It was first published by The Guardian.  Tackling climate change and restoring the public finances both require a long term view, but politics continues to be driven by short term considerations. A lack … Continue reading

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We can have resource security without protectionism

This post is by Dan Byles MP, it was first published on ConservativeHome. The UK has a long history as a global trading nation. For centuries we have viewed free trade and an open economy as the route to prosperity, … Continue reading

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