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Dan Box

The Government has found a backhanded way to subsidise nuclear power

Dan Box

24th May, 2010

21st century nuclear power needs a 21st century subsidy... no blank cheques this time - just an apparently green tweak to the emissions trading system, and voila! more...
Copenhagen

Scientists: emissions-based climate deal 'not possible'

Ecologist

12th May, 2010

Current climate policy of emissions targets and trading will not suceed and should be replaced by a 'politically attractive' one based on providing cheap, non-carbon energy, says new paper more...

Turning our Victorian terrace into an ecohome: part one

Sue Wheat

29th April, 2010

One family's journey to turn a draughty, turn-of-the-century terrace into a snug paragon of eco efficiency more...
Changes in rainfall in Australia

Australia ditches carbon trading plans

Ecologist

27th April, 2010

Carbon trading plans were opposed by conservative politicians and criticised by environmental groups for containing loopholes for industry more...
Dan Box

Having both emissions trading and feed-in tariffs is a waste of time

Dan Box

12th March, 2010

The new feed-in tariffs are nothing if not controversial, but they also run the risk of conflicting with other, international, climate change policies more...
Global export of CO2

EU exporting 'one-third' of CO2 emissions to poorer countries

Ecologist

9th March, 2010

Study shows industrialised countries are 'outsourcing' carbon emissions to countries like China, one quarter of whose CO2 emissions are from exports more...
Anne Power

LSE's Anne Power: my recipe for 80 per cent energy savings in your home

Matilda Lee

3rd March, 2010

Anne Power, Professor of Social Policy Housing and Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics, on why nearly all homeowners can afford to insulate properly, and how to save energy on a budget more...

Cutting carbon through people-powered innovation

Ecologist

21st January, 2010

NESTA's Big Green Challenge inspired community groups to come up with innovative ways to reduce carbon emissions. Along the way, it has proved that change really can come from a grassroots level more...

UK emissions figures distorted by offsets, say MPs

Ecologist

11th January, 2010

UK emissions figures are ‘misleading’ and need to be recounted because they include offsets, according to a committee of MPs more...
Dolphins

Marine mammals under threat from ocean noise pollution

Ecologist

21st December, 2009

Oceans becoming noisier as sounds travel further in increasingly acidic water more...
Carbon dioxide emissions

Carbon emissions: the world in 2010

Tom Levitt

23rd December, 2009

A post-Copenhagen look at where the carbon emissions are coming from and how that is projected to change over the coming decade more...
Sugar

Will sugar be the oil of the 21st century?

Matilda Lee

1st December, 2009

You can turn it into everything from fuel to plastics. But will the surge in demand for sugar end up having a serious environmental impact? more...

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EU could easily make 40 per cent cuts by 2020

Ecologist

1st December, 2009

Phasing out fossil fuels, encouraging faster take-up of renewables and making radical improvements in energy efficiency would double Europe's emission cuts, says study more...

Google, McDonalds and Amazon dodge carbon disclosure

Ecologist

25th November, 2009

Survey of whether UK's biggest brands are reducing their carbon emissions finds more greenwash than progress more...
10:10

Make your 10 per cent CO2 cut for 2010

Laura Sevier

2nd September, 2009

Join the thousands of people, companies and organisations pledging to cut emissions by 10 per cent in 2010 as part of a new campaign launched by The Age of Stupid team more...
Smoke rises from a nuclear facility's four chimneys

UK to miss 2010 carbon-reduction goal

Ecologist

28th October, 2009

Forecasts of our likely failure to meet carbon reduction targets is putting UK Government credibility on climate change at risk, say independent analysts more...
Business as usual

UK companies failing on carbon reduction targets

Ecologist

19th October, 2009

Carphone Warehouse and British American Tobacco among companies refusing to reveal data on carbon emissions more...
Plane flying over palm trees

Eco travel agent ditches carbon offsetting

Ecologist

15th October, 2009

One of the first travel companies to offer carbon offsetting to customers has decided to remove the facility from their website more...
Jeremy Harrall

UK needs electric cars and nuclear power, says watchdog

Ecologist

12th October, 2009

Government climate watchdog says a 'step change' in Government policy is needed to meet carbon reduction targets more...

Britain exporting CO2 emissions abroad, says scientist

Ecologist

1st October, 2009

Domestic carbon emission reductions are being offset by increased emissions in countries like India and China through the consumption of imported goods and services more...
Guardian Environment Network

Democrats unveil climate bill calling for a 20% cut in emissions

Suzanne Goldenberg

1st October, 2009

Leading senators say ambitious climate change bill will give America a chance to reclaim its energy independence more...
Lord Stern

Stern: US only obstacle to Copenhagen success

Ecologist

25th September, 2009

The former World Bank chief economist says US needs to overcome its internal politics to enable world to tackle climate change more...
Taxing aviaton to pay for climate adaptation

Airlines admit carbon reductions to come from offsetting

Ecologist

22nd September, 2009

Aviation sector wants to avoid a closed trading scheme and forced carbon emissions cuts more...
Heathrow airport

Government ignoring true cost of Heathrow

Ecologist

18th September, 2009

The Government is ignoring its own figures on the true carbon cost of building a third runway, say Liberal Democrats more...
NHS doctor

NHS should promote low-carbon living

Ecologist

11th September, 2009

Public body could save money and play leading role in creating a more sustainable society more...

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