Tag Archives: Green Deal

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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Should the government advertise the “green switchover”?

This article is by James Murray and first appeared on BusinessGreen. It covers today’s launch of our new report Neither sermons nor silence: the case for national communications on energy use. The government will today be called on to relax its ban on … Continue reading

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How acceptable is government intervention on green behaviour?

This guest post, by Matthew Evans of Ipsos MORI,  is based on recent international research conducted by Ipsos MORI. Delivering behaviour change is essential if we are to have a more sustainable society. Meeting the UK’s climate change targets will … Continue reading

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