Green Economics

Keith is critical of conventional market economics, and believes that the competitive obsession with endless ‘growth’ and measures of GDP is unrealistic and unsustainable. Keith brings to the European Parliament his substantial experience in developing regional economic policy and fighting against the privatisation of public services. The Green MEP is calling for a package of low-carbon innovation strategies and an aggressive expansion of energy efficiency measures, energy reduction and renewables in order to create new green jobs for the South East, whilst also meeting our future energy needs.

News

Citizens will suffer under rules aimed to boost flights from European airports, says South East MEP - 16.4.2014

Food bank surge is an ‘indictment’ of the British economy, says MEP - 16.4.2014

Isle of Wight Food Bank: “A lifeline to those in need and a stain on the Government’s record.” - 11.4.2014

Green MEP visits campaigners in Reading - 1.4.2014

The Chancellor’s ‘food bank budget’ can’t hide suffering in the UK, says MEP - 19.3.2014

Letters and Replies

Correspondence about energy - 28.8.2012

Correspondence about EU funding for Twinings - 30.1.2012

Correspondence about Green New Deal - 13.1.2011

Publications

Greenvoice: Autumn 2013 - 25.9.2013

South East Newsletter: Spring 2013 - 10.4.2013

Energy: at the crossroads leaflet - 21.9.2012

South East newsletter Autumn 2012 - 6.9.2012

South East newsletter Summer 2012 - 23.5.2012

Speeches

Speech to Agroforestry Event – 29th January 2013 - 29.1.2013

Keith calls on the parliament to introduce a European Robin Hood Tax - 10.3.2011

‘We’re in a crisis get us out of here’: Tackling the economic and environmental crises – the way forward – Canterbury Christ Church University, 29 October 2010 - 29.10.2010

The Politics of Climate Change: Green Growth and A Low Carbon Economy – Aston University Conference, 21 July 2010 - 22.7.2010

Energy and Green Jobs – Morning Star Conference, 19 June 2010 - 23.6.2010


To read about the work of Caroline Lucas, Green MEP for the South East from 1999 to May 2010 you can visit her archived website.