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Paris 2015: Getting a global agreement on climate change
12th September 2014
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At the Paris summit in 2015, 196 countries will meet to sign a new climate change agreement. But will it be meaningful and result in action? As well as outlining what needs to be agreed at the summit, this report by Green Alliance, produced with Christian Aid, Greenpeace, RSPB and WWF, sets out what has changed since the first Rio summit in 1992, the prospects for this agreement and why global agreement is needed.

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“A model for change: energy for the public, not for the market”, in Green Social Democracy: Better Homes in Better Places, Green Alliance, 2013
24th September 2013
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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
15th March 2013
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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
7th December 2012
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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
20th December 2011
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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
15th December 2011
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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
19th July 2011
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A fully-referenced three-page guide to the science of climate change, published by Green Alliance and the Grantham Institute.

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A Sustainable Energy Agency for Cumbria: Business Plan, Energy4All Ltd, 2009
30th September 2010
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more information on the project
click to download main report (170KB pdf)
click to download supporting information (1.2MB pdf)

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Low-carbon Lake District: Tackling climate change in the National Park, Lake District National Park Authority, 2008
30th September 2010
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more information on the project
click to download (4MB pdf)

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The Proximity Principle: Why we are living too far apart, CPRE, 2008
30th September 2010
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more information on the project
click to download (390K pdf)