Category Archives: Energy demand

Sub-category to Low Carbon Energy

We should copy France and make energy saving more fun

France is tackling climate change at the local level by exploiting people’s natural competitiveness. For the past eight years, the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME), in collaboration with local energy agencies (such as Prioriterre), has been using energy … Continue reading

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How the great British weather can help to bridge the renewables gap

The climate for renewable technologies in the UK has been notably inclement lately, ever since the summer’s soggy policy announcements resoundingly dampened investors’ and businesses’ enthusiasm. Now, even the usually resilient edifice of government is leaking.

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How cheaper negawatts are made to look more expensive than watts

This post is by Nic Craig, Green Alliance policy intern, Amy Mount and Dustin Benton The capacity market, which provides payments to ‘keep the lights on’, is one of the energy policies still surviving after a summer of scrappages and watering … Continue reading

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5 things you should know about government and your energy bill

Energy bills are back in the news, with the Office of Budget Responsibility calculating new figures for the cost of low carbon power, the Competition and Markets Authority investigating energy companies, and both IPPR and Policy Exchange releasing reports in the … Continue reading

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Letter from America: the US’s secret green test site

Alastair Harper is head of politics at Green Alliance. He’s currently participating in the US State Department’s International Visitors Leadership Programme on climate change. This is his second dispatch reporting on his experiences. There is no typical America or American, but … Continue reading

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