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Climate Change Botch?

Isabel Hilton

15th March, 2007

The publication of the government's draft Climate Change Bill this week signalled the latest round of the escalating competition between David Cameron and Tony Blair to take the title of climate change champion of the world. Following hard on the EU measures, the government's bill set out more radical targets than before and promises to deliver them – a promise that will be reinforced by a new committee of independent auditors. more...
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Conservatives vie with Brown over green taxes

News

12th March, 2007

The Conservative party has unveiled new taxes on aviation in a bid to control increasing carbon dioxide emissions from the sector. more...
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Airport expansion: passenger demand means small airports plan to get bigger

News

28th February, 2007

Record demand for cheap flights has resulted in 21 (mostly regional) airports publishing expansion plans in the last 5 years. They have been spurred on to do so by the Government’s plans to raise plane passenger numbers from 200 million in 2003 to 500 million by 2030. more...
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Branson offers $25 million to suck up CO2

News

9th February, 2007

Sir Richard Branson is offering a $25 million prize to the first scientist who can demonstrate a way to remove carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere. more...
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100-fold planned increase in Kent flights

News

8th February, 2007

Local communities in Dungeness, Kent, are facing a 100-fold increase in flights to and from Lydd Airport on Romney Marsh. more...
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Blair: 'no' to carbon quotas; 'yes' to flying and driving

News

6th February, 2007

Tony Blair yesterday reiterated his belief that "you will not get people to give up the motor car or cheap air travel," and that he would 'stop short' of introducing carbon quotas. more...
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Stansted plans announced: To be bigger than Heathrow

News

31st January, 2007

Today BAA, the UK airport operator, announced its plans for a second terminal at Stansted airport. The plans, backed by the Department of Transport and costing £2.2 billion, will allow Stansted to carry an additional 33 million passengers by 2030 giving it a total of 68 million passengers a year - larger than Heathrow today. more...
Investigations

Plane Stupid's Joss Garman plays minister

Joss Garman

1st December, 2006

In the first of the Ecologist's new 'If I...' series, the co-founder of aviation campaign group Plane Stupid imagines what he would do if he were in charge of the government's aviation policy. more...
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Everyday Green

City Hippy

28th August, 2006

Follow my efforts to create a green lifestyle roadmap for the mainstream. more...
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On a wing and a prayer

David West

1st September, 2005

The government insists that Britain needs to massively expand its airports to cope with a
rapidly growing aviation industry. In actual fact, the sector’s boom years could be over
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Investigations

Dying to know the truth

Mark Purdey

1st November, 2002

Since defeating the government in 1984 over its compulsory warble fly erradication scheme, Mark Purdey has been travelling the world to find the real cause of BSE and vCJD. His conclusions are controversial, fascinating, and if proved right, will cost the government millions in compensation.
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