Tag Archives: Environment

Low carbon UK: EU membership has put us in the driving seat of the electric vehicle industry

This post is by Bryn Kewley & Peter Clutton-Brock of E3G. From an unassuming factory in Sunderland, the UK is leading the EU market in electric vehicles. It’s a market which is expected to grow quickly, with Norway already consulting … Continue reading

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Why the IN campaign is bringing out the big (green) guns

The Prime Minister’s latest intervention in the EU referendum campaign illustrates how the environment is taking its place in the modern political canon. Speaking from the RSPB’s Rainham Marshes nature reserve, Cameron noted how our EU membership underpins crucial environmental … Continue reading

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Being in the EU gives us greater power over our environment

This is an edited version of an article that features in the latest issue of Green Alliance’s journal Inside Track which focuses on the environmental case for staying in the EU. Lord Deben is chair of the Committee on Climate Change. He was … Continue reading

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Voluntary approaches to policy making aren’t working

This post is by Paul Morling, principal economist for the RSPB. UK and EU policy makers have increasingly favoured the use of voluntary approaches, like industry self regulation, as a low cost, more flexible alternative to binding regulations or market based … Continue reading

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One of the best things an environmentalist can do: get on a plane

This post is by Brendan May, chairman of The Robertsbridge Group. Some years ago, Prince Charles got into trouble for accepting an environment award overseas. ‘But he flew!’, they cried. Since then, from what I can tell, HRH has had … Continue reading

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