‘Pingu will die’: children’s perceptions of climate change

January 17, 2012 by  
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This post is by Green Alliance policy intern Kayleigh McGrath. The children of today are the adults of tomorrow. Quite an obvious statement, I know, but a vitally important one when considering how best to educate our children about climate … Continue reading

The Cinderella of energy policy gets a boost with the launch of the Renewable Heat Incentive

January 17, 2012 by  
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Heat accounts for just under half of UK energy demand and for 46% of UK carbon emissions, but has long been the Cinderella of energy policy. When Green Alliance started working on heat five years ago, the amount of energy … Continue reading

Some companies are leading the way to a circular economy – government needs to ensure the rest follow

January 17, 2012 by  
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An earlier version of this article was published on Guardian Sustainable Business. The world is facing a resource crunch and businesses need leadership from government to encourage innovation around sustainable methods of production. This week business secretary Vince Cable made a keynote … Continue reading

The energy debate must consider demand – not just supply

January 17, 2012 by  
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This is a guest post by Rebecca Willis, a Green Alliance associate. It was first published on guardian.co.uk. It is based on Demanding Less: Why we need a new politics of energy, by Rebecca Willis and Nick Eyre, which was launched at … Continue reading

Why wasteful design still dominates, despite alternatives

January 17, 2012 by  
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This is a guest post by Tracey Rawling Church, director of brand and reputation at Kyocera Mita UK Of all the innovations of the computer age, the laser printer is probably the most inherently wasteful. This ubiquitous device is the … Continue reading

How free fruit can encourage people to climate-proof their homes

January 17, 2012 by  
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This is a guest post by Erik Bichard, Professor of Regeneration and Sustainable Development at the University of Salford. The press release announcing the launch of the Green Deal in September last year contained an astonishing statement. It said that every one of … Continue reading

Three trends that will shape environmental politics in 2012

January 17, 2012 by  
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This post is by Matthew Spencer, director of Green Alliance Returning this week to a suitably calm diary I’ve been pondering the shape of the year to come for the environmental community. Economic turbulence and political volatility are easy to … Continue reading

Unwanted Christmas gifts cost £2.4bn – nearly as much as the Green Investment Bank

January 17, 2012 by  
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This is a guest post by Julie Hill, author of The Secret Life of Stuff, and an associate of Green Alliance. If, like me, you’ve emerged from the whole Christmas gift-giving experience feeling bruised and wondering what it’s all about, … Continue reading

Advertising is everywhere – and greens need to take it seriously

January 17, 2012 by  
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This is a guest post by Guy Shrubsole, director of the Public Interest Research Centre  What did you watch over Christmas? Sky’s new production of Treasure Island? A catch-up of season two of The Killing? Or… lots of adverts? Whatever … Continue reading

Behaviour change theory: an introduction

January 17, 2012 by  
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Why do we live in draughty houses, drive gas-guzzling cars, or throw plastic bottles in the rubbish bin? As part of my research last year, I put together a summary of some of the key drivers of human behaviour that … Continue reading

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