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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

Ed Miliband

Why Ed Miliband should raise the 'green flag'

Ed Miliband once won plaudits from across Westminster for his ambitious approach to climate change - could re-engaging with the issue that once defined him help tackle his leadership woes?

01 Aug 2014

REG Roskrow Barton wind farm

Central Union reaches £10m wind farm peer-to-peer financing milestone

EXCLUSIVE: Green crowd-funding continues to gain momentum and Central Union and Trillion Fund both celebrate latest milestones

01 Aug 2014

Algae

Solazyme and AkzoNobel team up in pursuit of algae breakthrough

Paint giant inks agreement that could see it purchase 10,000 tonnes of algal oil as part of its efforts to phase out use of fossil fuels and palm oil

01 Aug 2014

Sir Stuart Rose urges politicians to defy ‘flat-earthers' and deliver vote-winning green policy

Former M&S boss urges political and business leaders to push climate action back up the agenda

31 Jul 2014

Sir Stuart Rose: Business leaders need to ‘bang the drum' for climate action

Former M&S boss recalls the secrets of Plan A's success and calls on political and business leaders to show more ambition in tackling escalating climate risks

31 Jul 2014

Obama launches three-pronged climate action push

President beefs up climate strategy once again with new moves to tackle methane emissions, enhance resilience, and bolster economic case for action

30 Jul 2014

Tracey Rawling Church: The life and times of a sustainability trailblazer

BusinessGreen's Sustainability Executive of the Year reveals how she has spent much of the past two decades helping to push sustainability best practices into the corporate mainstream

30 Jul 2014

California and Mexico ink climate action alliance, as Obama prepares latest green push

President Obama poised to announce fresh climate policies, as California and Mexico seek to establish clean tech hub

29 Jul 2014

Amazon and Greenpeace in war of words over cloud power

Amazon dismisses criticism as hot air, claims to be very green

28 Jul 2014

Could carbon constraints spell the end for 'King Coal'?

Standards & Poor's report suggests environmental regulations, cleaner alternatives, and falling prices are cranking up the risks faced by coal investors

28 Jul 2014

Green policy takes two steps forward, one step back

The green economy is making great progress and new carbon targets promise a further boost, but constant policy setbacks are not helping

25 Jul 2014

Government closes Green Deal Home Improvement Fund following surge in demand

Overwhelming demand for incentives from £120m fund forces government to bring an immediate end to popular scheme

25 Jul 2014

Scotland kicks off Commonwealth Games with support for global clean energy push

Scottish Government hosts European launch of UN Sustainable Energy for All campaign to coincide with opening of Commonwealth Games

25 Jul 2014

Green Deal Finance Company surges past £1m a week milestone

Latest figures show applications for Green Deal plans have risen 166 per cent since the start of the year

25 Jul 2014

MPs demand action to end 'throwaway society'

Environmental Audit Committee report slams government over 'lack of leadership' and calls for bold new policies to usher in circular economy

24 Jul 2014

Drax biomass plans bolstered as new calculator highlights emissions-saving potential

Government-backed report concludes that sustainable biomass can cut carbon emissions, but fears remain that some projects could lead to higher emissions

24 Jul 2014

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