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To be a 'leader in new industries', the UK needs a strong low carbon agenda

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To deliver the vision laid out in the Queen's Speech, government must deliver ambitious policies on climate change and the environment and take a pragmatic approach to Brexit, argues Nick Molho, Executive Director of the Aldersgate Group.


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Posted by Nick Molho on 22nd June 2017
First published in: businessGreen

A prosperous Britain needs to be low carbon

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Supporting the continued growth and export potential of the UK’s low carbon economy will be essential to the Conservative Party’s pledge to build a prosperous Britain, argues Nick Molho, Executive Director of the Aldersgate Group.


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Posted by Nick Molho on 12th June 2017
First published in: The Economist

Low carbon growth will continue without Trump

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The announcement by President Donald Trump to withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Deal is a temporary setback for international climate diplomacy but it won’t derail the growth of the low carbon economy in the US or globally, argues Nick Molho, Executive Director of the Aldersgate Group.


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Posted by Nick Molho on 5th June 2017
First published in: The Economist

We need a comprehensive strategy to decarbonise our energy system

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The Scottish energy sector is poised to undergo a transformation that could, if fully realised, see it at the forefront of the global market for low carbon goods and services, which is already worth over $5.5 trillion, says Nick Molho of the Aldersgate Group.


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Posted by Nick Molho on 22nd May 2017
First published in: Herald Scotland

A competitive economy needs an ambitious low carbon policy

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The new government will need an ambitious and stable low carbon policy to bolster UK competitiveness and deliver export opportunities, argues Nick Molho of the Aldersgate Group. 


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Posted by Nick Molho on 17th May 2017
First published in: businessGreen

General Election 2017: low carbon and environmental priorities

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With just over a week having passed since the Prime Minister’s announcement of a snap election, those interested in politics and policy are eagerly awaiting the release of party manifestos. Whilst low carbon and environmental policies are not expected to feature heavily, there is popular support for strong action in this area, says Sarah Williams of the Aldersgate Group. 


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Posted by Sarah Williams on 28th April 2017
First published in: the environmentalist

Seeking a sustainable finance plan for the UK

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Fulfilling the ambitions of the UK's environmental objectives will require significant investment in green infrastructure over the next decade. However, private finance is not currently being invested at the scale or speed required. Alex White introduces a one-year project considering how to increase this investment.


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Posted by Alex White on 25th April 2017
First published in: businessGreen

An affordable transition to a competitive, low carbon economy is possible

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At a time when climate policies are often presented as a drag on economic growth, a recent report from the UK’s Committee on Climate Change shows that moving to a competitive low carbon economy can be done affordably, says Nick Molho of the Aldersgate Group.


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Posted by Nick Molho on 23rd March 2017
First published in: The Economist