Tag Archive for 'economy'

Isle of Wight secures funds for tidal energy project to boost employment

October 20th, 2012 by Isle of Wight Council

The Isle of Wight Council has received a double boost in its efforts to support the green economy. The council has secured nearly £700,000 of European money to help finance the necessary preparatory works for its Solent Offshore Energy Centre (SOEC) proposals to create tidal energy testing facilities off the Island’s southern tip at St […]

European Commission promotes efficient living to improve welfare

October 9th, 2012 by European Commission

Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action, launched on 8 October 2012 a pan-European communication campaign in collaboration with more than 70 organisations from across Europe. Under the slogan “A world you like. With a climate you like” the campaign seeks to put practical solutions at the centre of the climate change debate and demonstrate […]

Investec Chief Economist to give Guernsey presentation on Eurozone economic outlook on 15 May 2012

May 5th, 2012 by Investec Bank Channel Islands Limited

THE Euro crisis will be at the centre of a presentation by Philip Shaw, Investec’s chief economist, who will lead a breakfast briefing in Guernsey on Tuesday 15 May 2012 focusing on fears over Spanish fiscal policy with key elections in France and Greece. ‘UK growth disappointed last year with a number of factors resulting […]

Lord Norman Lamont and Stephanie Flanders discuss global economy at Guernsey Funds Forum 2012

May 3rd, 2012 by Guernsey Finance

The Guernsey Funds Forum 2012, titled ‘Shaken not stirred’, which took place at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel in London on 2 May 2012, attracted over 400 delegates. The event was hosted by Guernsey Finance, in conjunction with the Guernsey Investment Fund Association (GIFA). The half-day conference and exhibition included two panels sessions – one […]

Professor Tim Jackson’s economic reality check

November 10th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Professor Tim Jackson on Prosperity without Growth

September 29th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Professor Tim Jackson’s book “Prosperity without Growth” is available from Earthscan. Professor Tim Jackson gave a presentation on Prosperity without Growth to the London School of Economics in February 2010 which is available as a MP3 file and also as a PDF file of a PowerPoint presentation.

The debt crisis – Pain Aversion – a Good basis for the country?

September 18th, 2010 by Jon Moulton

Jon Moulton of Better Capital LLP gave an engaging and thoughtful presentation to the Institute of Directors (IOD) at Moores Hotel on 17 September 2010. Mr Moulton began by looking at Guernsey’s situation.  He is very pleased with Guernsey but he highlighted the dilemma of Guernsey’s proximity to the European Union.  He asked “Is Guernsey […]

Prosperity without Growth? – The transition to a sustainable economy

April 22nd, 2010 by Richard Lord

The Sustainable Development Commission published “Prosperity Without Growth? – The Transition to a sustainable economy by Professor Tim Jackson in 2009. The report calls on world leaders to adopt a 12-step plan to make the transition to a fair, sustainable, low carbon economy.