Category Archives: Policy

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David Cameron’s EU performance tomorrow is more important to the UK’s future than the Budget

This post was written with Nick Mabey, chief executive of E3G. It first appeared on BusinessGreen. Who says politics is short term? Tomorrow David Cameron and Europe’s other premiers will debate the shape of the region’s economy in 2030. They’ll … Continue reading

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The case for urbanism: reminding Labour what it stood for

This post is by Shaun Spiers, chief executive of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE). It is a version of a post featured on CPRE’s blog. Good ideas can lose political currency for no good reason.  For example, the … Continue reading

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Why is the coalition keeping the coal fires burning?

This post is by Stephen Tindale, climate and energy consultant and associate fellow at the Centre for European Reform. It was first published on Climate Answers. In the 20th century, the British political party which supported the coal industry was … Continue reading

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Now is the time to debate the international climate policy target

This post is by Andy Jordan and Tim Rayner of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research based at the University of East Anglia When the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP) convened … Continue reading

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Why collaboration is the key to a circular economy

A version of this post first appeared on BusinessGreen. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” These wise words, borrowed from Johannesburg airport via Richard Branson’s blog, reflect a frequently heard … Continue reading

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Wildness and freedom: a banner to unite George Monbiot and Jeremy Clarkson

If there has been a silver lining to the large cloud currently sitting over UK environmental policy it has been that environmental thinkers have gone back to check their assumptions and think anew about what really matters.

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Why the UK shouldn’t go it alone: the benefits of a common European energy and climate policy

This post is by Jonathan Gaventa, programme leader on European energy infrastructure at E3G. Jonathan is one of 20 experts Green Alliance interviewed as part of a review of European climate and energy policy which will be published next week. … Continue reading

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How better appliance reuse systems could net a £260 million prize

This post is by Jonny Hazell, policy assistant on the Resource Stewardship theme at Green Alliance. Wouldn’t it be nice if every time you ordered a new product, the person who delivered it offered to take away one of your … Continue reading

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Brewing beer and saving energy: how a carbon budget experiment is working in the Lake District

This post is by Richard Leafe, chief executive of the Lake District National Park Authority and Rebecca Willis a Green Alliance associate and climate change adviser to the Lake District National Park Authority. Amid the media fuss surrounding the Intergovernmental … Continue reading

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Conference diary: where now for green conservatism?

In his latest post from the party conferences,  Green Alliance’s  Alastair Harper reports from Manchester. This piece first appeared on BusinessGreen. There’s something surreal about the way the parties shuffle the same cities for their annual conferences. Last night, I sat in on a … Continue reading

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