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Low carbon UK: why we have to get infrastructure right

This post is by Tim Chapman, director of the infrastructure design group at Arup. Abating carbon emissions is becoming an increasingly important responsibility, and one in which developed countries such as the UK need to show technological leadership. Until recently, … Continue reading

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No more nudges – only an entrepreneurial state can give us a green revolution

This post is by Mariana Mazzucato, RM Phillips professor in the economics of innovation, SPRU, University of Sussex, author of The entrepreneurial state: debunking public vs private sector myths and Green Alliance trustee. Speaking at the start of the COP21 … Continue reading

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Will the Green Investment Bank become just another bank?

The government is in asset sale mode.  The planned sale of the nationalised banks will set a new high watermark for capital raised, previously set by the BP privatisation, presided over by Margaret Thatcher in 1987. The sale of the … Continue reading

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Low carbon infrastructure is vital to UK investment ambitions

George Osborne has two main objectives for government expenditure as chancellor: eliminate the deficit by cutting day to day spending and increase investment by prioritising capital spending. As public expenditure has been reduced the chancellor has looked to the private … Continue reading

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Time is short to get a public consensus on new 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

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