Tag Archives: Alastair Harper

The return of the politicians to the green economy fray

This post first appeared on BusinessGreen. For three years business leaders and civil society have led the drive to decarbonise our economy. Politicians have remained almost silent. But this silence may be about to end. Earlier this month, Ed Balls became the … Continue reading

Posted in Green economy, Low carbon energy, Politics | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Top reads for the summer – part 2

We began our summer reads feature yesterday, with recommendations from Green Alliance’s staff, trustees, associates and colleagues, for books to take you on a mind expanding journey this holiday season, without having to move from your deckchair. From life in a tower block in Mumbai to cycling the American open road,  … Continue reading

Posted in Environment | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Stop worrying about mystery lobbyists, the green economy is winning

This post first appeared on Business Green. On Friday afternoon, a spoof twitter account sent the great and the good of the energy world into a frenzy of speculation. It was the climax of an odd week, during which everyone … Continue reading

Posted in Green economy | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

The hidden giants of infrastructure

This post first appeared on BusinessGreen. Industrial strategy hasn’t been fashionable for a long time. Anyone romantic enough to have spent February 14th watching Harold Wilson Night on BBC Parliament will have seen the last moment when industrial strategy took … Continue reading

Posted in Green economy, Policy, Sustainable Business, Transport | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Security tips, ministers ‘gagging for it’ and the end of a barren consensus

Alastair Harper is Green Alliance’s senior policy adviser on Political Leadership and  roving party conference diarist. This is his final diary posting from the Conservative party conference in Birmingham, first published on Business Green. Well, thank God that’s over with. Three … Continue reading

Posted in Policy, Politics | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Conference diary: making the papers

Alastair Harper is Green Alliance’s senior policy adviser on Political Leadership and  roving party conference diarist. Here his is first posting from the Conservative’s party conference in Birmingham, first published on Business Green. Minutes after they read it on the cover of The … Continue reading

Posted in Policy, Politics | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Conference diary: all together now

Alastair Harper is Green Alliance’s senior policy adviser on Political Leadership and  roving party conference diarist. Here his is second posting from the Labour’s conference in Manchester, first published on Business Green. There is a serious problem with the party conference system … Continue reading

Posted in Policy, Politics | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Conference diary: does Labour do green?

Alastair Harper is Green Alliance’s senior policy adviser on Political Leadership and, while the season is with us, roving party conference diarist. Here his is first posting from the Labour’s conference in Manchester, first published on Business Green. Manchester is a … Continue reading

Posted in Policy, Politics | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Conference diary: the sideshow must go on

Alastair Harper is Green Alliance’s senior policy adviser on Political Leadership and  roving party conference diarist. Here his is second posting from the Liberal Democrat’s conference in Brighton, first published on Business Green. There seem to be three approaches when … Continue reading

Posted in Green economy, Politics | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Conference diary: Liberal Democrats, day 1

Alastair Harper is Green Alliance’s senior policy adviser on Political Leadership and, while the season is with us, roving party conference diarist. Here is his first report from the Liberal Democrat’s conference in Brighton. This post was first published on Business … Continue reading

Posted in Policy, Politics | Tagged , | Leave a comment