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Ben AchesonJuly 24, 2014United Kingdom

Environmentalism: Why Green Isn't Always Good

By Ben Acheson, Energy and Environment Policy Adviser and Parliamentary Assistant at the European Parliament in Brussels

Ben looks at our current obsession with being ‘green’.

Has the environmental movement become a misguided crusade? Has it been hijacked by those who use a veil of environmentalism to enact legislation which is favourable to their own goals?

Why are we so influenced by green polices and politicians? Why are green campaigns so captivating? Does the question need to be asked; is being green anything more than a fashion statement these days?