Category Archives: Politics

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Low carbon infrastructure is vital to UK investment ambitions

George Osborne has two main objectives for government expenditure as chancellor: eliminate the deficit by cutting day to day spending and increase investment by prioritising capital spending. As public expenditure has been reduced the chancellor has looked to the private … Continue reading

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Letter from America: Washington and the art of compromise

Alastair Harper is head of politics at Green Alliance. He’s participating in the US State Department’s International Visitors Leadership Programme on climate change and will be sending dispatches over the next couple of weeks based on his experiences. Washington is … 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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David Cameron must now lead a green Conservative government

This post is by Ben Goldsmith, founder of green investment business WHEB and chairman of the Conservative Environment Network. It first appeared in The Spectator. Those on the left tend to think that British Conservatism is a derivative of US … Continue reading

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Five things we learned from the Greener Britain Hustings

At the Greener Britain Hustings, senior party representatives debated with the general public what they will do, if they get into power at the next election, to create a greener Britain. Unlike some of the other election debates on offer, … Continue reading

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Why wildlife needs a youth movement

This post is by Matt Williams, a committee member of A Focus on Nature, the UK’s leading youth conservation organisation. A few days ago I happened upon Some thoughts on the common toad, a little known essay by George Orwell. … Continue reading

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Big questions for a Greener Britain from Green Alliance

My biggest fear for the environment in this coming election is not that it won’t feature as a major issue. That may be a blessing given the quality of the debate so far. It’s that our next government won’t have … Continue reading

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Big questions for a Greener Britain from the RSPB

This post is by Mike Clarke, CEO of the RSPB. When governments put their minds to protecting our environment, they can achieve some extraordinary things. Climate change action has the potential to be one of them. It was a small … Continue reading

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Big questions for a Greener Britain from CPRE

This post is by Shaun Spiers, chief executive of CPRE, in advance of the Greener Britain hustings. It is also published on CPRE’s blog.  One of the myths of British politics is that people do not vote on green issues. In fact, seats are won or … Continue reading

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Big questions for a Greener Britain from WWF UK

This post is by David Nussbaum, chief executive of WWF UK, in advance of the Greener Britain hustings. It also appeared on the WWF UK blog. It feels, at last, as though we are into the final straight of what has seemed … Continue reading

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