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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

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Government trims Green Deal home improvement incentives as scheme passes £50m milestone

Government reports 12,200 applications have been received by Green Deal energy efficiency incentive scheme

23 Jul 2014

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LEGO attempts to stonewall escalating Greenpeace protest

Toy giant refuses to accept petition from 115,000 people calling on it to quit partnership with Shell over Arctic oil exploration

23 Jul 2014

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Government proposes legal target for tackling fuel poverty, but critics warn of loopholes

Potential loopholes and anger over latest windfall for the Big Six mean many within the energy efficiency sector remain less than impressed at latest proposals

22 Jul 2014

Kudos to Cameron for his carbon-cutting clarity

The long-awaited decision to retain the fourth carbon budget provides investors with some much needed certainty, now government and business must deliver on it

22 Jul 2014

Government confirms fourth carbon budget

FT reports that Chancellor George Osborne has been forced to back down over his opposition to current post-2020 carbon targets

22 Jul 2014

BBC broadcasts its carbon-cutting success

Corporation reveals it has cut energy consumption by 20 per cent thanks to switch to greener studios, but carbon impact of travel keeps climbing

22 Jul 2014

If Paterson's 'green blob' exists it is a lot bigger than he thinks

Owen Paterson's attack on the environmental movement ignores both climate risks and the mainstream success of the green economy

21 Jul 2014

CBI calls for green aerospace strategy to open door for airport expansion

Wide-ranging new report argues the UK needs more airport capacity, but it must come hand-in-hand with green innovation

21 Jul 2014

Sainsbury's reveals how power from food waste is taking supermarket off-grid

Biffa and Sainsbury's announce that Cannock store is now being power entirely by local anaerobic digestion facility

21 Jul 2014

Willmott Dixon reveals how it is Re-Thinking approaches to sustainability

BusinessGreen Leaders Awards Sustainability Team of the Year details how it is both cutting environmental impacts and driving green innovation

21 Jul 2014

Sainsbury's announces pioneering £200m 'green' loan to fund low-carbon investment drive

Commercial loan hailed as first of its kind, as Lloyds Bank welcomes important extension to green bonds market

20 Jul 2014

Government urges public and businesses to help meet "bees' needs"

Defra calls on people to help boost pollinator populations by following five point action plan

18 Jul 2014

DECC report reveals how renewables investment is dominating the energy market

As the government announces new business energy efficiency programme, report reveals investment in clean energy is an order of magnitude larger than anticipated shale gas spending

18 Jul 2014

Could crowd-funding and Green ISAs help raise $1tr?

BusinessGreen Leaders Awards Entrepreneur of the Year Julia Groves reveals Trillion Fund's ambitious plans for the future of clean energy investment

17 Jul 2014

Davey renews calls for an end to "unhealthy low" carbon prices

UK government publishes position paper on Emission Trading Scheme reforms calling for the cancellation of an 'ambitious volume' of excess allowances

17 Jul 2014

Has Cameron quietly downgraded his government’s climate change minister?

DECC insists change from minister of state for climate change to undersecretary of state for climate change 'doesn't make any difference' to government's approach

16 Jul 2014

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