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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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