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James Murray is the founding editor of BusinessGreen having launched the site in October 2007.

He is responsible for BusinessGreen's leading news, opinion and analysis, and also contributes to the brand's expanding events programme.

James is one of the UK's leading commentators on the low carbon economy. He writes occasionally for the Guardian newspaper and has also reported for BBC Radio on a number of green technology stories.

He reports daily on a wide range of green business issues, with a particular focus on low carbon policy, economics and technology.

In March 2011, he was voted number eight in the Press Gazette's list of the top 50 environmental journalists in the UK.

Prior to launching BusinessGreen James spent five years as a technology journalist working on a variety of IT titles.

Articles by James Murray

Bulldozer bulldozing waste

Green Investment Bank pumps £64m into Derby energy-from-waste plant

Long term loan financing to turn city's waste into enough low carbon power for 14,000 homes

21 Aug 2014

Solar array promens rooftop site beccles 3

Leggett launches campaign to mobilise green philanthropic investment

Clean tech entrepreneur and author reveals plan for new declaration calling on leading charitable foundations to wade into the climate change battle

21 Aug 2014

Jeremy Leggett founder and chairman of Solarcentury

Jeremy Leggett: A life on 'the frontier of the war on climate change'

BusinessGreen Leaders Awards Champion of the Year, Jeremy Leggett, reveals why there are reasons to be optimistic in the run up to the Paris climate summit

21 Aug 2014

No-one home

National political parties are failing on climate change, argues Tom Burke, hope increasingly comes from local government

20 Aug 2014

Renewables records reveal how clean energy is starting to light up the world

The renewables revolution is fast gathering pace and we are now just a few pieces of the jigsaw away from an ultra-low emission grid

19 Aug 2014

US government hails booming wind energy industry, as mid-west states near grid-parity

Major new report reveals some utilities turning to wind power as a 'cost-saving option'

19 Aug 2014

Tory MPs may be digging in over onshore wind farms, but support for renewables remains rock solid

New industry-backed poll suggests 78 per cent of Conservative MPs opposed to onshore wind farms, but across all parties strong support for renewables remains

19 Aug 2014

Low-carbon technologies deliver over half Spain's power as renewables output soars

Renewables meet over 37 per cent of electricity demand during July, as wind and solar generation climbs

18 Aug 2014

Industry warns subsidy allocation means many planned offshore wind farms "cannot be funded"

RenewableUK boss voices fears UK's world-leading offshore wind pipeline is being undermined by crippling policy uncertainty

18 Aug 2014

Government must tear down community energy barriers

The latest challenges faced by community energy projects can be easily addressed - it is time for Ed Davey to act

15 Aug 2014

Government under fire over "misleading" fracking consultation

Greenpeace calls on DECC to re-run consultation on controversial plans to relax fracking trespass rules, as Scottish government objects to proposed changes

15 Aug 2014

BSI unveils new flurry of environmental standards

Standards body publishes new standards for water footprints and sustainable cities, while revealing plans to expand environmental portfolio

15 Aug 2014

Is the tide going out? Analysts trim projections for marine energy deployment

BNEF revises down forecasts for wave and tidal energy amid concerns over technical challenges

14 Aug 2014

From polls to protests, the shale gas industry is its own worst enemy

Shale gas may have a role to play in a low carbon energy mix, but the industry will never deliver unless it can cut out the PR blunders

14 Aug 2014

Simmons & Simmons leaps at green opportunities

As one of the driving forces behind the UK's community energy sector and a leading player in environmental law, you can see how Simmons & Simmons seized the title of green law firm of the year

14 Aug 2014

UK wind power sets new summer record

Wind farm's share of UK electricity mix peaks at 17 per cent as strong winds continue

12 Aug 2014

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