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

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

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

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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