Government

01. 10. 2009
No sign yet (thankfully!) that the Government’s Low Carbon Investment Fund is at risk of ‘savage cuts’. On Monday, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) launched its new Low Carbon Communities Challenge, which consists basically of a £10 million pot that communities...
Government
27. 07. 2009
My final blog as chair of the Sustainable Development Commission – this being my final day! It has been an extraordinary nine years. Back in June 2000, when Michael Meacher persuaded John Prescott to persuade Tony Blair that I would (despite all the obvious downsides!) be a...
Government
23. 04. 2009
There’s a world of difference between a “Green Budget” and a “Budget for Sustainability”. On the “green front”, it could have been a lot worse, but it could have been better too. (See yesterday’s press release from the Sustainable Development Commission below). Not exactly the...
Government
22. 04. 2009
I skimmed the newspapers this morning to pick up on any unexpected ‘green vibes’ around the Budget. Every indication is that there isn’t going to be any big “New Deal” brought forward, as part of a larger recovery package, although lots of ‘green lollypops’ will no doubt be...
Government
21. 04. 2009
The response to Peter Mandelson’s rather obvious point that Government is going to have to take a more hands-on role in shaping a low-carbon industrial strategy has been extraordinary. As if this marked some ideological reversion to old Labour at its command-and-control worst...
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