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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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Investment giants are demanding climate action, so why aren't corporates delivering?

As investors renew calls for climate action, a survey shows nine out of 10 investors see sustainability as a competitive advantage - so why are the firms they invest in not making faster progress?

19 Sep 2014

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Could the New York Summit consign corporate dinosaurs to history?

The myth that businesses automatically oppose climate action has never looked more tired, and the corporate desire for decarbonisation must be recognised

18 Sep 2014

Israel's first photovoltaic power plant Ketura Sun installed by Siemens

Lazard: US renewables reach cost-parity tipping point

New research suggests large wind and solar farms capable of under-cutting gas generation without recourse to subsidy

18 Sep 2014

Global waste management market to double in pursuit of zero-waste goals

Frost & Sullivan report predicts global industrial waste management services market to hit $750bn by 2020

18 Sep 2014

Tesco software rollout aims to ensure every little energy-saving helps

Retail giant confirms it has inked a three year deal to deploy Elster EnergyICT management software across its estate

18 Sep 2014

China's latest coal crackdown fuels stranded asset warnings

Reports suggest government is to ban the use of the dirtiest coal, as it seeks to tackle smog crisis

17 Sep 2014

New Climate Economy report: Do you want an iPad or a typewriter?

The landmark report makes it clear that delivering decarbonisation is all about choices. Political and business leaders need to ask what kind of future they want to invest in

16 Sep 2014

As Formula E rolls onto the grid the electric vehicle market is starting to motor

A flurry of announcements from across the electric vehicle market suggests the sector may be approaching a major breakthrough

12 Sep 2014

Could metal scarcity undermine clean tech revolution?

New report suggests supplies of crucial metals are secure in the short to medium term, but policy intervention may be required as demand soars

11 Sep 2014

Google debuts latest solar investment, as company's carbon intensity keeps falling

IT giant reveals $145m equity commitment to new 82MW solar farm in California, completing its 17th renewable energy investment since 2010

11 Sep 2014

Westermost Rough offshore wind farm delivers first power from giant 6MW turbine

DONG Energy reports that energisation process completed for the first of Siemens' next generation turbines

10 Sep 2014

IEA calls on policymakers to deliver "multiple benefits" of energy efficiency

International Energy Agency argues that so-called "hidden fuel" can boost economy, tackle poverty, and address climate risks

10 Sep 2014

How hitting carbon targets will boost UK GDP

BusinessGreen takes a look at the landmark report from Cambridge Econometrics and its prediction that meeting the UK's carbon budgets will benefit the economy

10 Sep 2014

UK carbon budgets to make each household £565 a year better off

New report from Cambridge Econometrics explores how decarbonisation's efficiency savings, health benefits and energy security gains will boost UK GDP by 1.1 per cent

10 Sep 2014

MPs shine spotlight on smart meter cost concerns

Public Accounts Committee voices fears over cost of smart meter deployment, but DECC insists strategy will deliver over £6bn iof net benefits to the economy

10 Sep 2014

Green ambulances on call as government awards £5m clean vehicle funding

Fire engines, ambulances, taxis and buses all in line for green upgrades as Department for Transport dishes out Clean Vehicle Technology Fund

09 Sep 2014

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