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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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National Grid hails 'positive response' as demand management edges towards mainstream

Grid operator again downplays blackout concerns and reveals how new scheme promises to curb demand by up to 300MW at peak times

02 Sep 2014

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Sir David King preps launch of $10bn global clean tech 'Apollo programme'

Former chief scientist reveals plans for global fund to help slash cost of clean energy could take a major step forward this month

02 Sep 2014

First 6MW wind turbine at Westermost Rough

Wind energy outstrips coal as industry smashes August generation record

Official figures show that wind turbines provided more power to the grid than coal plants on five separate days last month

01 Sep 2014

A Greener Britain - What are the chances?

BusinessGreen runs the rule over the green NGO community's latest policy recommendations and asks if they will get a good hearing in Westminster

01 Sep 2014

NGOs call for manifestos to create a 'greener Britain'

Leading NGOs set out wish list for 2015 election, including new policies on decarbonisation, marine protection, and resource security, as well as a Nature and Well-being Act

01 Sep 2014

DECC officially announces first contract for difference allocation dates

Baroness Verma confirms timetable for first contract for difference allocation

29 Aug 2014

Masdar cuts ribbon on Samoa's first wind farm

Abu Dhabi backed green investment giant says Pacific Islands renewables projects are cutting both costs and carbon emissions for developing nations

29 Aug 2014

CottonConnect urges retailers to cotton on to water risks

Major new report calls on corporates to use World Water Week as a trigger to address the water footprint of their cotton supply chains

29 Aug 2014

Plastic bag use plummets following Northern Ireland levy

Assembly confirms five pence levy has delivered desired reduction in plastic bag use

29 Aug 2014

Burger King urged to use Tim Hortons acquisition to correct ‘appalling' palm oil policies

Union of Concerned Scientists urges fast food giants to use planned merger as an opportunity to introduce robust sustainable palm oil policies

28 Aug 2014

IE-CHP secures funding boost for ‘mini power station' vision

SSE, Intelligent Energy and Scottish Energy back £800,000 funding round for Scottish combined heat and power specialist

28 Aug 2014

Estee Chaikin: Hanergy, IKEA, and the transformative power of solar panels

BusinessGreen's Young Sustainability Executive of the Year reveals how an interest in consumer behaviour helped shape one of the world's most exciting solar initiatives

28 Aug 2014

London to trial wirelessly charged hybrid buses

Transport for London announces new trial to test hybrid buses capable of wirelessly charging batteries at stops

28 Aug 2014

Analyst: New clean tech investment vehicles needed to enable $5tr fossil fuel divestment

New report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance reveals huge scale of the challenge faced by global divestment campaign

26 Aug 2014

Washington Post urges America to embrace climate action

On both sides of the Atlantic the race is underway to push climate action back up the political agenda

26 Aug 2014

IKEA flicks switch on green lighting deal with investment in Design LED Products

Retail giant's venture capital arm snaps up stake in Scottish LED lighting start-up for undisclosed sum

26 Aug 2014

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