publications

“A model for change: energy for the public, not for the market”, in Green Social Democracy: Better Homes in Better Places, Green Alliance, 2013

How can we transform our energy markets to put people at the centre of energy policy? This essay is part of a collection by Green Alliance which looks at how to deliver sustainable communities, reconciling the importance of social and environmental capital with the need to create many hundreds of thousands of new homes.

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“A Community Energy Revolution”, in Making it Mutual: The ownership revolution that Britain needs, ResPublica, 2013

Comparing the decentralised, community-focussed energy policy of Denmark with our centralised commercial system, and suggesting new directions for UK energy policy. Part of a collection on mutuals and the co-operative economy.

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‘The role of communities’, in The Power Book, LGiU / SERA / The Co-operative Party, 2012

An essay as part of a collection on new directions for energy policy.

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Co-operative renewable energy: A guide to this growing sector, Co-operatives UK and The Co-operative Group, 2011

This report, commissioned by Co-operatives UK and The Co-operative Group, offers insights from visits to five co-operatively owned energy projects. In early 2012 we will be publishing a set of policy recommendations to government, based on our findings.

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Demanding Less: Why we need a new politics of energy, Green Alliance, 2011

A political think piece for Green Alliance, arguing that energy politics should be refocussed around demand, not supply

Read my opinion piece in the Guardian, summarising the argument

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Climate Science Explained: A Climate Leadership Programme Briefing, Green Alliance, 2011

A fully-referenced three-page guide to the science of climate change, published by Green Alliance and the Grantham Institute.

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