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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


2014, the year...UK green politics got interesting

In the first part of a new series, BusinessGreen looks at the green business stories that defined 2014

22 Dec 2014


Washington State sets out carbon trading plans

Governor Jay Inslee publishes plan to introduce cap-and-trade scheme from mid-2016

22 Dec 2014


Labour fears looming crisis for coalition's flagship energy efficiency scheme

Shadow Energy and Climate Change Minister warns next government could face sharp drop in ECO market

22 Dec 2014

Jonathan Reynolds: New generation of Labour MPs will lead climate agenda

Shadow Climate Change Minister reveals how Labour plans to tap into public and business enthusiasm for climate action

22 Dec 2014

Poll: Green Party hits 10 per cent for the first time

Conflicting polls show conflicting levels of support for Green Party

19 Dec 2014

UK energy use falls, as renewable generation climbs to record levels

Records tumble as new statistics reveal falling energy use, plummeting coal demand, and soaring renewables output

18 Dec 2014

Cameron's CCS cheerleading only highlights how he has failed the sector

In declaring CCS is likely to play a major role in UK's decarbonisation efforts the Prime Minister draws attention to his failure to deliver progress on carbon capture technology

17 Dec 2014

Rocky Mountain Institute and Carbon War Room join forces

Leading green business-focused think tanks to join forces in a bid to better promote market-led responses to climate change

17 Dec 2014

David Cameron faces MPs' climate change questions - Live blog

The Prime Minister is to appear before the Commons Liaison Committee this afternoon to discuss fracking and climate change

16 Dec 2014

Green crowd-funding rush continues to gather pace, as Solarcentury launches investment offer

Solarcentury teams up with Abundance to launch direct investment offer, as Trillion Fund closes in on fund-raising deadline

16 Dec 2014

Lima deal paves path to pragmatic and imperfect Paris Treaty

The denouement to the Lima Summit may have been wearingly familiar, but it raises hopes for a 'we'll do what we can' climate treaty that would deliver a major boost to the global green economy

15 Dec 2014

Lima Summit: Late deal paves way for global round of national climate action

Tense negotiations end with roadmap to next year's crucial climate summit in Paris, but campaigners warn it does not go far enough

14 Dec 2014

Lima Summit: Talks continue through the night as latest text sparks angry response

Old divisions remain firmly in place as the talks run into extra time

13 Dec 2014

Lima Summit: Deep divisions continue to mar final day of talks

Officials release condensed draft negotiating text in an attempt to break long-running deadlock

12 Dec 2014

National Grid prepares STOR Runway for take-off in move to boost demand response market

New initiative aims to remove some of the barriers faced by emerging demand-side management services

12 Dec 2014

Lima Summit: Tensions mount as negotiators make slow progress

Diplomats play down hopes of a major breakthrough in Lima as countries remain split over dividing lines between industrialised and developing nations

12 Dec 2014

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