Low Carbon Economy

'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...