This post is by Sam Hall, director of the Conservative Environment Network
Earlier this month the chancellor committed to deliver a green recovery with “concern for our environment at its heart”. He backed this up with a new £3 billion scheme to make homes, schools, and hospitals more energy efficient. This ambition is in tune with the public mood, as recent polling for the Conservative Environment Network (CEN) shows. Read more
This post is by Richard Benwell, parliamentary programme manager at RSPB and director of communications at Westmill Solar Co-operative.
If you’ve been following the to and fro of international financial markets over recent weeks, like me you might have been amazed by how ephemeral and unpredictable financial wealth can be. Not so the economic wealth that underlies those markets. While trade, production and employment are influenced by turns of confidence, and even luck, they all depend on people and assets. Read more
George Osborne’s spending review promised to meet the “aspirations and expectations of today’s population… not those of the 1950s”.
When it comes to meeting the aspirations of current consumers to live greener lives, the government has gone some way to show it is serious about delivering.