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Powerful interests are shaping the debate over the transition to a low carbon economy.
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How to trigger eco-innovations after COVID-19.
Just as it did 75 years ago, the UK government has a chance to build back better from a crisis.
The sun may be setting on the USA’s green economy leadership.
The US President pledged ambitious growth in the fossil fuel industry on his 2016 campaign trail – but new data shows that the green economy was already growing almost three times as fast.
China has invested hundreds of billions of dollars in renewable energy.
China is rapidly greening its economy, but that doesn't mean authoritarian governments are best placed to handle climate change.
Critics say the U.S. can’t afford a Green New Deal.
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Democrats such as Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Markey are proposing an ambitious decarbonization plan that critics are calling unaffordable. A green economist explains how the US could pay for it.
There is hope for a different kind of bank – that serves the public and shareholder good.
Protests at the Brandenburg Gate, in Berlin, against the US withdrawal from the Paris climate change deal.
An expert report shows that the G20 countries are using their energy more efficiently. But there is still a long way to go.
Pittsburgh, between its industrial past and a clean, green tech-driven future.
Pittsburgh's post-industrial economic resurgence is promising, a historian of the region writes, but there's a reason President Trump highlighted the area in his speech exiting the Paris climate deal.
The climate crisis demands not only green technologies, but a completely different approach to economic development.
Information is assumed to be key to changing people's attitudes and behaviour. Sadly this isn't the case.
The Fed’s low-interest rate garden.
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Ultra-low interest rates have made low-carbon projects like windmill farms more attractive than coal power plants. That will begin to change as the central bank lifts rates, hurting the green economy.
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The industry itself is a big polluter, but lots of environmentally important technologies depend on steel.
Corporate capitalism has locked humanity into a process of creative self-destruction.
'Insatiable' by Theodore Bolha
To make a meaningful difference to climate change, businesses will have to break out of a cycle of exploiting the earth's resources in ever-more creative ways.
The Greens’ plans to take from the rich and give to the poor might be overly optimistic.
The Greens are prepared to play Robin Hood, which probably won't go down well with the wealthy.
Exercise is a healthy route to the good life.
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GDP growth only gets us so far in terms of increasing health and well-being, but greener policies can make us better off all round.
Shell chief Ben van Beurden is pointing the way for oil companies to demand greater certainty over future climate policy.
In a speech last Thursday at International Petroleum Week – one of the biggest events on the industry’s calendar – Ben van Beurden, chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell, argued that big energy companies…
The Greens are enjoying a surge in support.
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Syriza’s surge to power with a campaign against austerity has forced politicians across Europe to justify their economic policies. The UK chancellor was hot-off-the-mark to assure everyone that the Greek…
The Great British Bake Off has been attracting its highest-ever ratings after a return to our screens. While many different explanations have been offered for the show’s success, the current popularity…
Green those ideas.
In the industrial era, economic growth has become equated with human progress, with a fundamental assumption that material growth and consumption inevitably leads to improvements in our well-being. Over…