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Climate security is energy security is national security

It almost seems rude to talk about energy and technology on such an incredibly dark and depressing day. But these arguably prosaic questions are at the heart of the shameful and violent catastrophe inflicted on Ukraine by the imperialist brutality of Vladimir Putin. It was Europe’s dependence on Russian energy and London’s acceptance of the […]

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The climate angle on ‘cake-gate’

A deadly pandemic, a growing sense of impending economic and geopolitical catastrophe, and a totally detached elite with delusions of grandeur; for number 10, partying while the planet burns is obviously just the playbook of the 20s, now as then. But amid all the outrage over Number 10’s rule-defying homage to the Roaring Twenties, it’s […]

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The showcase must continue

We’re going to throw a party. And a work event. The BusinessGreen Leaders Awards are back for 2022 and will resume their traditional mid-summer date. After two years of postponed gala dinners and virtual awards, this year’s event will return to The Brewery on the evening of June 22. And we would love for you, […]

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Don’t we want to go faster?

I can’t remember a more defensive press release than yesterday’s letter from the Department of Transport (DfT) detailing the big reductions in the maximum level of subsidies available through the Plug-in Car Grant Scheme. He insisted that the reforms were above all aimed at ensuring that more people could access grants. He stressed that the […]

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What does the success of COP26 look like?

The COP26 is experiencing its first major oscillation. This may seem like a slightly odd assessment for a summit that has seen its first president sacked and replaced unceremoniously, been subject to a pandemic-induced postponement, faced calls for a second postponement and experienced funding disputes with the Scottish government, strong criticism from developing countries of […]

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Net zero strategy: we have a plan

How is the glass? Half full? Half empty? Lying crushed on the ground? Raised in the air in victory? The long-awaited release of the government’s long-awaited Net Zero Strategy provides an opportunity for reflection, a long microsecond to catch one’s breath before this shocking and chaotic fall of climate-related developments continues, an opportunity to honestly […]

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You won the argument | BusinessGreen blog post

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to 11e Annual BusinessGreen Leaders Awards. More durable than a COP26 zoom meeting. More competitive than the post-Brexit job market. More cautiously optimistic than Emma Raducanu’s bank manager. The BusinessGreen Leaders Awards are both the UK’s most prestigious green business awards and a crucial part of this year’s Net Zero Festival. […]