Cleantech Thought Leaders

Our Cleantech Thought Leaders provide a range of dynamic, challenging and thought provoking think pieces, blogs and interviews. Read on and share your views:
Is legislation to curb plastic packaging just a drop in the ocean? 15.01.2018 Is legislation to curb plastic packaging just a drop in the ocean?

Plastic waste and marine pollution has become the millennial generation’s ‘ozone layer issue’. Governments in the developed and even less developed parts of the world have begun to step up to the challenge but just how effective can their...

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UK Government publishes its new Industrial Strategy: read the summary from a cleantech perspective 03.01.2018 UK Government publishes its new Industrial Strategy: read the summary from a cleantech perspective

Government Industrial Strategy, November 2017 At the end of November, the Government published its long-awaited 250-page industrial strategy, ‘Building a Britain fit for the future’. There is much to favour the cleantech sector throughout the...

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Government sets out Clean Growth Strategy 30.10.2017 Government sets out Clean Growth Strategy

Martin Garratt, CEO of Cambridge Cleantech Analyses and Comments   This Month the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) launched the  Clean Growth Strategy  setting out how the Government plans to both meet climate...

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Letter from America: Water, water everywhere... 08.08.2017 Letter from America: Water, water everywhere...

Professor Doug Crawford Brown has left Cambridge to settle on the West Coast of the USA. He will be keeping in contact by sending ‘Letters from America’ for this Think Piece section of the website.   Setting the stage Several billion people...

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Letter from America: the (technology) solution to decarbonising California 11.07.2017 Letter from America: the (technology) solution to decarbonising California

Professor Doug Crawford Brown has left Cambridge to settle on the West Coast of the USA. He will be keeping in contact by sending ‘Letters from America’ for this Think Piece section of the website. Setting the stage In 2017 I moved from the UK...

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Sustainable, Autonomous & Intelligent – Future Cities in 2050 21.06.2017 Sustainable, Autonomous & Intelligent – Future Cities in 2050

Correy Faccini describes here our smart cities of the future: By 2050, our urban landscapes are going to be vastly different to what they are today. In the next three decades, we’re expecting two thirds of the population to be living in urban...

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Letter from America: Trump pulls the USA from the Paris Accord and the Enlightenment 12.06.2017 Letter from America: Trump pulls the USA from the Paris Accord and the Enlightenment

Professor Doug Crawford Brown has left Cambridge to settle on the West Coast of the USA. He will be keeping in contact by sending ‘Letters from America’ for this Think Piece section of the website. The world has spent the past 4 months awaiting...

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What next for the United Nations climate agreement? 05.06.2017 What next for the United Nations climate agreement?

Dr Ken Milne  is Director of Corporate Services for the Isle of Man Government and will be speaking at the Cambridge Clentech Annual Conferecne on 6 July. Here he expresses his view about the Paris Climate Change Agreement: The United Nations...

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Letter from America: Cleantech solutions at the heart of the UK Economy 12.05.2017 Letter from America: Cleantech solutions at the heart of the UK Economy

Professor Doug Crawford Brown has left Cambridge to settle on the West Coast of the USA. He will be keeping in contact by sending ‘Letters from America’ for this Think Piece section of our website. Here, as his parting shot, he puts his views...

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Cambridge Cleantech response to the Industrial Strategy Green Paper 18.04.2017 Cambridge Cleantech response to the Industrial Strategy Green Paper

Executive Summary and Recommendations Cleantech businesses can be the backbone of a UK revival in world-leading innovation as they are all focused on problems which apply globally and, in some parts of cleantech, in which the UK has and can...

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