Low Carbon Economy articles

Green policy takes two steps forward, one step back

Nick Clegg and Ed Davey

The green economy is making great progress and new carbon targets promise a further boost, but constant policy setbacks are not helping

25 Jul 2014

We are living through a slow motion global energy crisis - and only clean tech can save us

bp-web

BP's latest statistical report should be a wake-up call, that it is not suggests we are sleep-walking into a climate and energy disaster

20 Jun 2014

Is sceptics' 'McCarthyism' spin their cleverest ploy yet?

Joseph McCarthy

The latest furore over the 'suppression' of climate-sceptic views seeks to conceal the recklessness inherent to their downplaying of climate risks

19 May 2014

The green economic consensus: it's stronger than you think

Forget what detractors say - many of the world's corporate and political leaders are united in their urgent desire to build a green economy

07 May 2014

Sir David King: "Climate change is not the biggest challenge of our time, it's the biggest challenge of all time"

Former chief scientists refuses to sugar-coat climate risk assessment - political and business leaders should listen

30 Apr 2014

IPCC Report: And now, for some good news

IPCC report confirms a better and sustainable future is possible, the onus is now on political and business leaders to make it happen

14 Apr 2014

Could Siemens deliver the clean energy watershed the green economy has been waiting for?

Siemens vote of confidence in the UK's clean energy sector promises to deliver a major boost to the green economy as a whole

25 Mar 2014

Budget 2014: The need for a real green industrial policy has never been clearer

Osborne's decision to help out heavy industry and coal power begs one question - how will we decarbonise carbon intensive firms?

19 Mar 2014

How Tim Cook's attack on Apple's climate sceptic investors got it wrong

The Apple chief executive was right to call out his climate sceptic critics, but, as he already knows, the case for green investment is financial as well as ethical

03 Mar 2014

BusinessGreen Plus - Yours for the price of a cup of coffee

BusinessGreen Plus annual subscription granting access to all the site's in-depth analysis and comment now available for just £199

03 Mar 2014

Carbon budgets and green manifestos big winners as climate consensus renewed

It has been a good few weeks for the green economy; now business and political leaders need to build on their recent momentum

27 Feb 2014

Dear George Osborne, we all want cost-effective climate action

The Chancellor is right to want cost-effective action to tackle climate change, but that means delivering the policies that accelerate decarbonisation

21 Feb 2014

It's time to talk about climate resilience

If climate scientists are right the floods are just a teaser for what is to come - every business needs to start thinking about resilience, not adaptation

14 Feb 2014

A challenge to the UK shale gas industry

If the UK's shale industry wants to be part of the green economy, why isn't it vocally lobbying for a decarbonisation target, higher carbon prices, and CCS investment?

13 Jan 2014

The world does not end in 2100

Why is there so little engagement with the concept of historic legacy when it comes to climate change?

10 Jan 2014

Energy Act - The time for action is now

The Energy Act should provide the foundations for a genuinely low carbon economy, it is time to mobilise investment

18 Dec 2013

There is no need to wait for competitive clean tech, it is already here

As multinationals are proving, countless clean technologies make sense right now - waiting for an indeterminate R&D breakthrough is a waste of time

20 Nov 2013

The Conservative chairman, the decarbonisation target and the zombie estimate

Conservative MPs have repeatedly claimed a decarbonisation target will cost each household £125; it is time they showed their working

13 Nov 2013

Clegg's green dividing lines are helpful, but where are his red lines?

The Deputy Prime Minister offered a hugely encouraging defence of the green economy, but now is the time to turn words into action

08 Nov 2013

Good news for the green economy

There is a long way to go, but a new report showing a global slowdown in carbon emissions suggests the green economy is gathering momentum

31 Oct 2013

Blocking a decarbonisation target is a gift to foreign clean tech firms

Clean energy investment will continue, but the failure to set a decarbonisation target for 2030 means costs will be higher and jobs will be lost overseas

29 Oct 2013

Is Labour ready to seize the green leadership mantle?

In the last in the series of pre-conference blogs, James Murray assesses whether Labour is ready to beef up its green economic strategy

11 Sep 2013

Introducing essays on a cleaner future

Over the next few weeks, BusinessGreen will run a series of essays from leading business figures on what the emerging New Environmentalism means for UK Plc

13 Aug 2013

We're all greens now

As part of the Guardian's series on greens and science, James Murray argues any tension between the two communities has been massively overblown

09 Aug 2013

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