Tag Archives: Green Deal

How to make high rise homes fit for the future

This post is by James Traynor, director of architecture at ECD Architects. Is it right that people live in homes they can’t afford to heat without taking out a loan, and which cause them health problems from excessive humidity and … Continue reading

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Big manifesto ideas: responsible pensions, help to heat and a resource target

With the 2015 general election on the horizon, we’ve asked leading thinkers and experts for their one big manifesto idea. The one they think will make a real difference to a greener Britain. Today we’re posting ideas 13,14 and 15. … Continue reading

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Localism is the cornerstone of environmentalism

This post is by Sarah Newton, Conservative MP for Truro and Falmouth, one of the MPs working with us on our Climate Leadership Programme. This post was first published by The Guardian. As a member of the science and technology select committee I … Continue reading

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The triple benefit of an ambitious energy efficiency programme

This post is by Will Straw, associate director for climate change, energy and transport at IPPR. It is taken from the collection of essays, published today by Green Alliance, Green social democracy: better homes in better places.  This pamphlet, alongside similar collections on ‘Green liberalism’ … Continue reading

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How to make City Deals greener

This is a guest post by Andy Nolan, Director of Sustainable Development at Sheffield City Council. Eight core English cities including my own have now signed City Deals to boost their economies[1]. Work is already underway on putting the deals into practice, … Continue reading

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High ambitions for high rise sustainable living

This post is by policy adviser Hannah Kyrke-Smith. On Monday 25 June 2012, we brought together the residents from an inner London high rise estate and three of their local councillors to take part in the first of three workshops … Continue reading

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Three things we can learn from video games

This is a guest post by Olly Lawder of sustainability communications agency Futerra. Nothing is more engaging, distracting, entertaining or compulsive than video games. Don’t believe me? Then you either haven’t played them or you simply haven’t found the right one … Continue reading

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The Green Deal explained

This is a guest post by energy and climate change consultant Paula Owen  Update: Our embedded version has now expired, but you can still watch the video here. The government’s Green Deal for energy efficiency is a bit of a tricky one to … Continue reading

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The case for an energy ‘mega-brand’

This is a guest post by Solitaire Townsend, co-founder of sustainability communications agency Futerra When Clement Atlee was asked how Churchill won the war, the answer was “He talked about it”. This quote opened last Monday’s launch of Green Alliance’s … Continue reading

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Government needs a national communications plan for energy efficiency

“[Consumers will] want a joined up experience of the government’s energy policies, regardless of the individual policy mechanisms and their origin.” This quote could so easily have come from the report that Faye Scott and I wrote for Green Alliance … Continue reading

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