Latest Issue

Policy report: building back greener

Has the energy transition finally got the momentum it needs?

By Tom Clark   May 2021

Extinction Rebellion protesters in Manchester 2019. Photo: lowefoto / Alamy Stock Photo

The gap between Section 28 being on the statute book and the first same-sex marriages was a mere 11 years, and I’m beginning to hope that the pace of change in climate thinking could be just as rapid. 

Back in 2008, a group of environmental campaigners and left-wing economists came together to demand something called a “Green New Deal” to ward off the deepening recession. It is fair to say that they were on the margins. The stimulus the Brown government eventually went for centred on enticements for a consumer splurge: a car scrappage scheme and a VAT…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to

More From Prospect