The low carbon economy is taking off


Recent developments in the offshore wind and car manufacturing industries show that the low carbon economy is well and truly taking off, argues Nick Molho, Executive Director at the Aldersgate Group.

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Posted by Nick Molho on 19th September 2017
First published in: The Economist

Electric fleets: No longer if, but when and how?

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Ian Featherstone, Fleet Advice Manager, at the Energy Saving Trust reviews his work with companies and public organisations in helping them understand why and how to move to a zero-emission fleet.

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Posted by Ian Featherstone on 7th September 2017

Brexit and the Internal Energy Market


Victoria Fleming-Williams, Policy Manager at the Aldersgate Group, reviews the potential repercussions of Brexit negotiations on UK membership of the Internal Energy Market and outlines alternatives to retain the benefits of trade in electricity if outside the IEM. 

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Posted by Victoria Fleming-Williams on 4th September 2017

Business Unusual: Making circular business models the norm

Norah Lewis

Increasing consumer demand for ever more complex EEE products represent a very real challenge for industry. Yet these same challenges represent a huge opportunity for business to create positive change, says Norah Lewis, Electricals Technical Specialist at WRAP

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Posted by Norah Lewis on 24th August 2017

The Networks Jigsaw - a system-wide approach to the UK’s energy system

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There is real value in the UK employing a multi-vector approach to its energy supply, both from the perspective of transitioning to a low carbon energy system, but also in a way that is convenient and affordable to consumers, says Liam Lidstone, Strategy Manager for Energy Storage and Distribution at the ETI.

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Posted by Liam Lidstone on 17th August 2017

Young people and the low carbon transition


Young people’s futures, including students’, depend upon a low carbon transition. The low carbon economy is not only likely to provide diverse and fruitful employment opportunities – it has to, argues Rob Young, Vice President for Society and Citizenship at the National Union of Students.

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Posted by Rob Young on 15th August 2017

The Natural Capital Protocol: one year later


We know that the implementation of the Protocol is still in relative infancy, but the momentum behind it has been considerable, and in its first year, already it has become the standard approach for businesses looking to understand their impacts and dependencies on natural capital, says Mark Gough, Executive Director at the Natural Capital Coalition

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Posted by Mark Gough on 8th August 2017

Scientific research will uncover new insights into offshore wind


In-depth scientific research and monitoring in a real-time environment is recognised as vital to maximising learning opportunities for the offshore wind sector, says Adam Ezzamel, Project Director of the EOWDC for Vattenfall.

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Posted by Adam Ezzamel on 2nd August 2017