industrial strategy

Maurice Golden: Ring the changes on sustainable growth


An abridged essay written by Maurice Golden MSP from Conservation nation, Bright Blue's recent collection on environmental conservation, has been published by the Scotsman. In his essay, Maurice argues that sustainability should be at the heart of the United Kingdom’s industrial strategy.

Here's an excerpt:

For businesses, the implementation of circular economic models will improve their ability to control supply chains and manage long-term costs, turning inputs into assets. New business models will be encouraged around renting, leasing, servitisation, remanufacturing, and reuse.

Read the full article here.

UK Government Details Plan to Phase Out Coal by 2025

Bright Blue's senior research fellow, Sam Hall, was quoted in a Desmog UK article about the UK phase out of coal power fired stations. Sam spoke of how:

Closing coal is one of the cheapest and most effective ways to cut carbon dioxide emissions. It also brings benefits for air quality and for industrial strategy by encouraging cleaner forms of electricity generation.

Read the full article here.