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AG welcomes Committee on Climate Change report

30th June 2010

The Aldersgate Group supports the report by the Committee on Climate Change, on meeting carbon budgets and ensuring a low carbon recovery, launched today.

Commenting on the report, Peter Young, Chairman of the Aldersgate Group, said: "We welcome the Committee's headline message that greater urgency is needed to meet carbon budgets. A number of the priorities identified by the Committee are also commitments in the Coalition Agreement, such as electricity market reform and the implementation of a carbon floor price. Prompt action will not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions but will be vital for the economic recovery, boosting growth, jobs and competitiveness.

Peter's comments were quoted in the Guardian and the article can be viewed here

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AG responds to DECC skills consultation

23rd June 2010

Today the Aldersgate Group (AG) submitted its response to DECC's consultation on "Meeting the Low Carbon Skills Challenge."

The response welcomed the development of a comprehensive low carbon skills framework but emphasised the need for the government to develop this strategy.


Early Day Motion welcomes AG report

17th June 2010

A cross party Early Day Movement (EDM) has been tabled by Martin Horwood MP, Tim Yeo MP and Paul Flynn MP to support the AG's Accelerating the Transition report. It welcomes the cross-party commitment for a rapid transition to a low carbon and resource efficient economy and calls for the report recommendations to be implemented by the new government. The AG will be encouraging MPs to sign the EDM over the next few weeks. A link to the EDM can be found here (number 272).

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AG Chairman outlines impact of policy drivers

4th March 2010

Peter Young delivered a keynote speech at the SmartestEnergy annual conference today. He outlined the competitive threat posed by the US in attracting investment for green technologies and argued that environmental issues will not be a key battle ground in the General Election. 

To read more, click here

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Aldersgate Group calls for Beyond Carbon economic strategy

1st February 2010

The UK must adopt an industrial strategy which goes ‘beyond carbon’ to address critical resource efficiency challenges in all areas of the economy if it is to maintain employment and a competitive, sustainable advantage in global markets, now and in the future.

Media coverage includes:
uk.reuters.com
www.greenwisebusiness.co.uk
www.edie.net
www.independent.co.uk


Beyond Carbon: extended case studies

1st February 2010

These case studies are the unedited versions of the three examples given in the Aldersgate Group's latest report, 'Beyond Carbon'. As such they contain further discussion on the themes of the report and more  suggested solutions.

These views are the product of working groups, convened for three roundtable events. They therefore do not represent the views of the Aldersgate Group, any one individual or organisation. The case studies are intended to provoke thought and discussion.


Beyond Carbon: Professor Ekins' presentation

1st February 2010

At the launch of the Aldersgate Group's report, "Beyond Carbon", Professor Ekins presented the following slides to the audience.


Beyond Carbon: Dr Eduljee's presentation

1st February 2010

At the launch of the Aldersgate Group's report, "Beyond Carbon", Dr Eduljee presented the following slides to the audience (click button to the right).


UKs Miliband confident of binding climate pact in Mexico

14th January 2010

UN talks in Mexico at the end of this year are likely to produce the legally binding climate change treaty that eluded negotiators in Copenhagen, the UK’s climate change secretary of state informed the Aldersgate Group.

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