Tag Archives: low carbon

The surprise death of UK CCS is the real energy reset

Forget the cuts to the RHI. Ignore halving ECO. The biggest change to the UK’s energy strategy didn’t appear in yesterday’s autumn statement. Instead, a two line note snuck out an hour or so after George Osborne finished his speech confirmed that … Continue reading

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Three more big manifesto ideas: a prize, industrial strategy & zero deforestation

Last Friday we published the first three proposals in a new series in which we’ve asked leading thinkers, from politics, business and green groups, to set out their one big manifesto idea for the next parliament – the one they think will make a … Continue reading

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Is a leapfrog to sustainable energy in Africa really possible?

This post is by Rolake Akinkugbe, energy specialist and head of energy and natural resources coverage at FBN Capital, Lagos Nigeria. Africa’s energy landscape is as complex as it is amusing. One of the most oil and gas rich continents in the … Continue reading

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Why we shouldn’t wait for a magic pill to cure our climate woes

Last week, on Radio 4’s Today programme, I was asked to critique the well known and controversial environmental commentator, Bjørn Lomborg. According to his theory, we should all do as Japan has recently done, and give up on greenhouse gas … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Everything you need to know about an electricity efficiency feed-in tariff

After calling for more government action to help people reduce electricity use for nearly two years, we’re delighted that the government is finally taking it seriously. Our recent report with WWF  looked at three ways to reduce demand, as part of … Continue reading

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What are negawatts?

This post is based on Green Alliance’s new infographic The power of negawatts We need to cut the emissions of the power sector. We can do this by building new low carbon power stations, or by using less energy – … Continue reading

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Five ways to rescue the draft energy bill

Today the Energy and Climate Change Committee (ECC) publishes its report on its pre-legislative scrutiny of the Draft Energy Bill. Here are the top five things we like about the committee’s report:

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Why a low carbon transition can’t be brought about by stealth

This post is by Green Alliance’s director, Matthew Spencer. A version of this article first appeared in the ENDS report. When Clement Atlee was asked how Churchill won the war he said ‘talking about it’. He imbued confidence in a … Continue reading

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