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Towards a Greener Britain

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The RSPB's Martin Harper reveals how the green communities' proposals for next year's election are so compelling they could win over Malcolm Tucker

01 Sep 2014

Wanted: The big change mindset

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Stephanie Draper of Forum for the Future reveals how systems thinking could help sustainability executives deliver the real corporate transformations they crave

29 Aug 2014

Beyond energy: Maximising the value of renewable resources

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The REA's Dr Nina Skorupska explores the many varied materials that renewable technologies produce and the role of certification in building markets for these products

27 Aug 2014

When clean tech tribes go to war

Policy Exchange's Guy Newey argues technology tribalism is understandable but counter-productive, which is why we need a market-based approach to decarbonisation

21 Aug 2014

No-one home

National political parties are failing on climate change, argues Tom Burke, hope increasingly comes from local government

20 Aug 2014

Allocation, Allocation, Allocation

RenewableUK's Maria McCaffery warns that the transition to the government's new subsidy regime risks hampering the development of an offshore wind industry Ministers have committed to expanding

18 Aug 2014

Having a carbon budget is great, but how are we going to meet it?

The Green Party's Natalie Bennett argues that while the government may have agreed to new carbon targets it is not doing nearly enough to meet them

13 Aug 2014

What can sustainability execs learn from the geeks that have inherited the Earth?

Commercial Group's Simon Graham looks at the future of sustainability at the Board table to see what lessons can be learned from the other relative newcomer, IT.

12 Aug 2014

Maria Eagle: "A Tory victory would be dire" for the environment

The Shadow Environment Secretary, speaking at WWF UK, argues that the Conservative Party has failed to live up to its green promises

11 Aug 2014

Truly progressive businesses must challenge this flawed neo-liberalism

Friends of the Earth's Craig Bennett argues that businesses admirable green initiatives are being hampered by a failure to push back against dinosaur corporate lobbyists

11 Aug 2014

Wow, look, a Tesla

Trewin Restorick argues we need a new approach to communicating green opportunities - and a cutting edge electric car might just hold the answer

08 Aug 2014

Will Amber Rudd tackle the energy giants' ECO windfall?

Andrew Warren argues the government could, in one swoop, boost energy efficiency and deliver the carbon savings it promised by cracking down on the Big Six's latest windfall

06 Aug 2014

Changing the rules for community renewables

Nathan Goode argues for a much broader policy canvas to transform the community energy sector

05 Aug 2014

The solar damages case has major implications for policymakers

Prospect Law explains why the solar industry's case against government feed-in tariff changes sets a precedent for policy

04 Aug 2014

People in glass houses

Labour's Murad Qureshi argues that Mayor Boris Johnson's warnings over London's energy crunch glosses over his own failures on energy efficiency and green power

04 Aug 2014

Does the word ‘sustainable' help us to make good investments?

David Casale of Turquoise International argues that confusion in the clean tech industry is preventing the further drive of innovation and investment.

01 Aug 2014

How the global sofa surfing movement is helping the environment

Joe Gebbia, co-founder of Airbnb, highlights the green credentials of the company's flourishing business model

01 Aug 2014

Boris opens up rift with Westminster over air quality crisis

ClientEarth's Alan Andrews welcomes the London Mayor's air quality manifesto but warns it does not go far enough

31 Jul 2014

The coal industry needs to know the game is up

Ben Caldecott argues that the world needs to develop Coal Closure Funds to manage the necessary decline of the industry

30 Jul 2014

Why big ideas on climate are the oxygen for UK growth

Richard Templer of Climate-KIC UK argues that a Cleantech 2.0 scene is starting to drive a new wave innovation and growth

29 Jul 2014

Has waste hijacked the circular economy?

Susanne Baker of the EEF bemoans our willingness to equate the entire circular economy with simple efforts to boost recycling rates

28 Jul 2014

The coalition's green gains may not be done just yet

UK Green Building Council's John Alker argues there are a number of crucial green policies in the pipeline where the coalition could yet deliver some late victories

25 Jul 2014

The business case for green energy tariffs keeps getting stronger

Good Energy's Juliet Davenport argues that green energy tariffs are helping to stabilise energy costs, improve security, and cut emissions

24 Jul 2014

Climate adaptation must be backed by climate communication

Bob Ward calls on newly appointed Environment Secretary Liz Truss to deliver a more coherent approach to climate adaptation

23 Jul 2014

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