Tag Archives: green economy

What should be the state’s role in developing a green economy?

Many of us believe that the development of a vibrant green economy is vital to Britain’s economic as well as environmental future. But how should we best foster the green economy and is there a role for government intervention? Should … Continue reading

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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

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Why we need low carbon infrastructure, not “shovel ready” zombie roads

This post was first published on the New Statesman blog. After three years of vigorous disagreement the political and economic commentariat seem to have found common ground. Infrastructure. Left and right now agree that it’s vital for the UK’s economic renewal, … 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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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

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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

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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

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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

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Don’t turn off the future

This article first appeared in the New Statesman. There is a sector where our economy is not dying, but flying. Somewhere that the UK continues to dominate the global stage, creating the deals, skills, services and products in an area … Continue reading

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Greening the economy is not a “nice to have”

Conservative MP Laura Sandys argues that low carbon growth is the only game in town. This post was first published on BusinessGreen. There are few terms in today’s industrial dictionary that are so loose, so ill-defined, as the term “The Green … Continue reading

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