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Government pulls plug on local renewables policy

News

24th August, 2007

Environmental groups and local authorities are dismayed by Government plans to drop a key local policy to promote renewable energy, following pressure from developers. more...

Sweeping emissions under the carpet

Peter Lockley

9th August, 2007

International aviation is the UK’s fastest-growing source of carbon emissions, and yet the government isn't even accounting for them. Peter Lockley explains why we urgently need to call a halt to airport expansion more...
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Greenpeace: nuclear power sums don't add up

News

3rd May, 2007

Greenpeace has published an independent report demonstrating that support for nuclear power as a way of tackling climate change would be an economic disaster. more...
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US lobbies for watered-down IPCC report

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2nd May, 2007

The United States is trying to water-down the recommendations made in the third report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, due to be released this Friday, the Associated Press reports. more...
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IPCC set to green-light nuclear power and biofuels

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1st May, 2007

The third report of the year from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is expected to green-light nuclear power and large-scale biofuel production as a way of tackling climate change, to the dismay of environmentalists worldwide.
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Government fails to meet its own building standards targets

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20th April, 2007

The government is failing to meet targets for reducing energy and resource consumption in its own buildings, an embarassing report by the National Audit Office (NAO) has revealed. more...
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The Sustainable Communities Bill: is this the most significant piece of legislation this decade?

Mark Anslow

29th March, 2007

Has your local pub closed down? Is your high street turning into a drab strip of chain stores? Has Tesco boarded up your post-office and turned in into an 'express' store? If so, then you need to know about the Sustainable Communities Bill. Mark Anslow asks if this is the most important piece of legislation since Labour came to power more...
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Climate Change Bill announced

News

13th March, 2007

The government has this morning released its draft Climate Change Bill, which will make a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions of 60 per cent by 2050 - and a 26 to 32 per cent reduction by 2020 - legally binding targets. more...
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UK to miss targets for 2020 CO2 reduction

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5th March, 2007

Environmentalist George Monbiot will tonight present findings which show that the UK will miss its target for reducing CO2 emissions by 2020 by as much as 18 per cent. more...
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Road pricing is 'part of the answer'

News

13th February, 2007

Environmentalists have urged the government to support road pricing plans against a rising tide of protest. more...
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The Great Garden Grab

Jack Shamash

1st February, 2007

You may see your garden as a spare room or a place to be in touch with nature, but changes to planning rules mean it is likely to attract higher council tax if it hasn’t already been snapped up by a developer. Jack Shamash reports more...
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The Stern message: it’s not what gets said, but who says it. But will they listen?

Stephen Hale

2nd October, 2006

Stephen Hale, director of Green Alliance and former Special Advisor to Margaret Beckett, gives the Ecologist his thoughts on the Stern Review more...

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Enron bought Bush the White House

Greg Palast

1st September, 2004

…and it’s time to tape up the White House gate and hang the sign saying ‘crime scene… property to be confiscated… vacate premises immediately’. more...
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Direct democracy

Douglas Smith

8th July, 2004

Britain has fallen out of love with conventional politics. Could Swiss-style direct democracy end the current crisis of political legitimacy? more...
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Another Ayatollah

Eric S Margolis

1st June, 2004

Once again a Shia Ayatolla is spoiling America’s plans more...

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