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Tag Archives: infrastructure
This post is by Tony Burton, founder of Civic Voice and member of the National Infrastructure Planning Association’s Council. Power, money, scale, legacy and to die for photo opportunities; it’s hardly surprising that politicians find big infrastructure projects irresistible. Now … Continue reading
If you start talking about infrastructure, few will accuse you of playing to the gallery. The term conjures up images of civil engineers, hard hats and a lot of concrete. Yet the choices we make about infrastructure in the coming … Continue reading
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
Talk is cheap: why the gap between rhetoric and reality in the coalition’s infrastructure policy matters
This post by Green Alliance’s chief economist Julian Morgan. It first appeared on the New Statesman economics blog. Ministers should not be under any illusion that public spending on high carbon projects offers a quick economic fix. Amid all the headlines about the … Continue reading
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
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
Yesterday, we published our new infographic report Green Economy: a UK success story which shows that, quietly and without fanfare, the green business sector has become an economic force to be reckoned with. Here we post Top 10 stats from the report, first featured by BusinessGreen.