Low Carbon Economy

Securing A Low Carbon Future

Ian Larive | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Tech
Ian Larive

Most recently, the UK signed up to a pledge to keep global temperature increases well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels as part of the Paris Agreement. To deliver on this promise, a diverse energy mix that includes renewables, and in particular solar and wind, will be needed.

Why The Treasury Should Go For Low Carbon Infrastructure - Regardless Of Climate Change

Dustin Benton | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Politics
Dustin Benton

Theresa May's decisiveness on infrastructure represents a political break from Cameron and Osborne, but her messaging has the same political purpose: Britain will build its way out of trouble, and in doing so, it will make itself great. Low carbon is the best way to be great now, and for the next 50 years. After all, what we build today becomes tomorrow's infrastructure. We really are the builders.

No Time To Waste - Cop22

Sarah Butler-Sloss | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK
Sarah Butler-Sloss

This week the Paris Agreement to address climate change enters into force, just ahead of world leaders reconvening at the COP22 climate talks in Marra...

UK's Environment Agency Pension Fund Aligns Investment Policy with 2 Degree Goal in Landmark Move

Emma Howard Boyd | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK
Emma Howard Boyd

If we really want to adapt to climate change, it is crucial to embed this process deeply into our business and financial systems, enabling us to build truly sustainable models of adaptation to climate change.

Aston University Presents: Carbon Week... Wait, Carbon What?

Katie Grace | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Grace

As corny as it may sound, you get out of life what you put into it, and Carbon Week is a great example of this principle. Aston has been a leading university for graduate employment success for over 20 years, and offering Carbon Week to students like myself is another way of helping us to increase our awareness and be one step ahead of the game.

EU Is Our Single Most Important Tool to Tackle Climate Change

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

When the EU election results were coming in on Sunday evening, one thing was very clear early on; extreme right wing parties gained huge ground across the union and in France, Denmark and the UK anti EU parties won the election outright.

'Game-changing' Strategic Opportunity in China Is Missed by the United Kingdom

Adam Matthews | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK
Adam Matthews

The United Kingdom is well positioned as a leader in many of these areas, in particular energy management systems, offshore wind and expertise to tackle air pollution. And, as the United Kingdom renews its own energy infrastructure, there are huge opportunities for collaboration.

Hinkley Point: Nuking the Idea of a 'Renewables-Online' Future

Ben Acheson | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Whether man-made climate change is occurring or not, there are few who would argue against a move towards low-carbon energy generation. One way or another, carbon emissions must be cut. Forget the tired anti-nuclear rhetoric and the ridiculous claims that a Fukushima-style disaster could hit the UK. Third generation nuclear is the way forward and the new reactors planned at Hinkley Point are the first step in the right direction.

A New Generation of Nuclear

Edward Davey | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Politics
Edward Davey

My job as energy and climate change secretary is to both power the country and protect the planet. Nuclear power delivers on both of these objectives. I'm determined to use all of my powers to make sure that Britain leads the way in sourcing the energy we need from low carbon sources.

Taiwanese Anti-Nuclear Protesters Must Understand Trade-Offs

Miles McKenna | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK
Miles McKenna

Nuclear power is certainly risky. At worst, deadly. These are legitimate fears in Taiwan, an island laying on an active fault zone where earthquakes are common and tsunamis a possibility.

Green Skills: Time for Some Joined-Up Thinking

Michael Townsend | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK
Michael Townsend

In the fifth and final part of our 'Sustainable Business: As If people Matter' series, Michael Townsend looks at the skills challenge - and how we might close the gap as we move towards a sustainable and low-carbon economy.

Pity the Poor Investor?

Michael Townsend | Posted 03.07.2012 | UK
Michael Townsend

In the fourth part of our 'As If People Matter' series, we take the investor's perspective, as they too try and make sense of a changing world. -- "In...

Twelve Principles for Sustainable Business

Michael Townsend | Posted 22.04.2012 | UK
Michael Townsend

Ultimately, the transition towards sustainable business is inevitable, given the combined impact of the challenges we face. For those businesses looking to fully embed sustainability principles, there is also a big prize waiting. And who wouldn't want some of that?

Low Carbon Economy Would Not Hike Up Household Bills, Says Committee On Climate Change

PA | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK

Claims that investment in wind farms and other low-carbon technologies will add dramatically to the cost of typical household energy bills over the ne...

Business Making Progress On Green Future While Politicians Struggle

PA | Posted 09.12.2011 | UK

From solar-powered mobile phone masts to electric cars, sideshows at the latest UN climate talks suggest business is making progress where politicians...