Media Coverage

Below is an archive of selected media coverage of the Aldersgate Group (AG) and its campaigns.


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Decarbonisation target narrowly defeated in House of Lords vote

Oct 2013

businessGreen 

After a very narrow vote of 216 to 202 against the Energy Bill amendment, Peter Young, Aldersgate Group Chairman, described the loss as having "missed a major opportunity not just for UK green businesses, which gave us a trade surplus of £5bn last year, but to global businesses and investors poised to create jobs and contribute to growth here in the UK".  To read the full article, click here

Direct Energy into Prudent Solutions

May 2013

The Financial Times 

Responding to an article by Martin Wolf in the Financial Times on "why the world faces climate chaos", Andrew Raingold, Executive Director of the Aldersgate Group, said that "there is an alternative to watching the rise of greenhouse gases until it is too late". To read the letter also published in the Financial Times, click on the attachment. 

Gas will add more to energy bills than renewables

Dec 2012

The Guardian

In this article, Andrew Raingold, Executive Director of the Aldersgate Group, asserts that "investment in a portfolio of low carbon technologies provides a vital hedge against the prospect of high gas prices in the future." To read the full article, click here.

Autumn Statement - Offshore wind could be hit by Green Bank borrowing delay

Dec 2012

businessGreen

After it emerged that the Green Investment Bank may not be able to borrow until 2016/17, Andrew Raingold, Executive Director of the Aldersgate Group, told businessGreen that the delay in borrowing powers was a "huge concern" for businesses. To read the full article, click here.

Gas strategy unveiled by George Osborne

Dec 2012

The Guardian

In response to the Chancellor's contraversial "dash for gas" plan, Andrew Raingold, Executive Director of the Aldersgate Group, said if the autumn statement was meant to heal the UK economy, the gas strategy "is a route that will lead us straight back to economic decline". For the full article, click here.

Energy capacity: fast, cheap and out of control

Oct 2012

The Economist

This article identifies that there will be a potential shortfall in energy supply for the UK and uncertainty for investors in the energy market. Responding to mixed signals from Government on energy policy, an open letter to the Chancellor was sent by a group of businesses calling for greater clarity and a 2030 carbon target. To read the full article, click here

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