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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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Could Lego ditching Shell present an opportunity for clean tech?

The latest victory in Greenpeace's campaign against Shell's planned Arctic exploration could present an important opportunity for clean tech firms

24 Oct 2014

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A strong climate package is essential to revive flagging EU energy investment

Stephanie Pfeifer of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change explains why investors crave the policy certainty a bold EU energy and climate change package would deliver

24 Oct 2014

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Businesses and charities unite to launch The Big Energy Vision

New nationwide campaign aims to highlight how energy-saving green technologies mean households can ‘use less, waste less and pay less'

23 Oct 2014

Could DECC cut solar farm subsidies yet again?

Officials insists there are 'currently no plans' to reduce support for smaller solar farms, but ministerial statement leaves door open for pre-election cuts

23 Oct 2014

Piketty: 'This is an unprecedented opportunity to drive investment in low-carbon growth'

‘Rockstar economist’ joins colleagues to urge European leaders to agree ambitious climate package and provide 'springboard' to cleaner world

22 Oct 2014

Julie Hill announced as new chair of WRAP

Author of The Secret Life of Stuff takes up new role at leading waste advisory body as it plans move to charitable status

22 Oct 2014

Big business and trade unions lead calls for bold EU climate change package

CBI and European Trade Union Confederation both issue plea for governments to deliver ambitious emissions reduction goals

22 Oct 2014

Government promises £5m boost for agricultural innovation

Latest funding earmarked for projects that tackle food security and sustainability challenges

22 Oct 2014

Why we need an equivalent of the Climate Change Committee for air pollution

Matthew Farrow of the Environmental Industries Commission argues it is time for the government to introduce a Committee on Air Quality

22 Oct 2014

Seven questions for Liz Truss' solar farm crackdown

Defra's plans to reduce CAP payments for farmers installing solar arrays raise more questions than answers

21 Oct 2014

Blue chips call for ambitious EU climate package, as concerns mount over lack of CCS support

Corporate giants demand emissions reduction target of at least 40 per cent, as leaked letter reveals UK concerns over lack of focus on carbon capture and storage

21 Oct 2014

Solar panels powering classrooms for 2.7 million US students

New research reveals solar installations at US schools have expanded more than 1,000-fold over the past decade, slashing carbon emissions and energy costs in the process

21 Oct 2014

EU climate talks enter end game with everything still to play for

Final frantic round of negotiations and lobbying aims to deliver ambitious yet workable energy and climate change package

20 Oct 2014

UK wind industry sets new generation record as it nears 25 per cent power share

As nuclear and gas power plants remain off line, wind industry celebrates its role in helping to address supply fears

20 Oct 2014

Prudential announced as cornerstone investor for Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

Ambitious tidal energy project takes a major step forward as insurance giant prepares to invest up to £100m

20 Oct 2014

Davey downplays supply fears after Didcot B Power Station blaze

Demand management initiatives likely to continue, as fire fuels energy supply fears

20 Oct 2014

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