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HFC-23 briefcase full of cash

Let's stop people scamming billions from the carbon market

Fionnuala Walravens

8th April, 2010

It was a loophole that most of us thought had been sewn up. But new research shows that companies are continuing to cash in on the 'super' greenhouse gas HFC-23 more...
Dan Box

I've picked 5 good firms; 5 bad. Who will do best?

Dan Box

2nd April, 2010

Dan launches a highly unscientific experiment to track the financial fortunes of five green companies, and five less-than-green... more...
gavel

Landmark court ruling sees off Redcar property developers

Emma Montlake

15th March, 2010

A victory for Teesside residents could have legal implications that help others fighting to preserve green spaces in their communities 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...
credit unions

How credit unions can succeed where banks fail

Dorienne Robinson

2nd February, 2010

If you're looking for small, short-term loans for a green project, it's worth borrowing from a credit union instead of a bank more...
Hardhat, square and blueprints

We need a citizens' housing revolution

Stephen Hill

13th January, 2010

Self-builders are no longer a niche segment of society: they are industrious, skilled, innovative individuals who should be helped to create vital, sustainable communities more...
Molly Scott Cato

Economics without land is a disaster

Molly Scott Cato

13th January, 2010

Economists have all but forgotten about the source of real wealth - the land under our feet. They do so at their peril more...
energy saving lightbulb

'Moralistic' environmentalists turn people off buying green

Ecologist

6th January, 2009

Poll shows that consumer willingness to buy ethical products has fallen, but the recession may not be the only cause more...
Molly Scott Cato

Greens should revel in Christmas, not shun it

Molly Scott Cato

21st December, 2009

No hairshirt or sandals for Molly this year - she's bellowing carols and splashing the cash (in her local currency, of course) more...
young business-minded people

10 ideas for sustainable economies and businesses

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Business and the wider economy can become sustainable parts of the ecosystem - here are some ideas more...
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CASE STUDY: 85, and still campaigning for local democracy

Paul Kingsnorth

1st September, 2006

Nobody meets John Papworth and forgets about it in a hurry. Paul Kingsnorth reports on a man who can inspire people – or get right up their noses more...
Green Tax

Green taxes would benefit environment and employment

Ecologist

26th October, 2009

A major shift towards green taxes and 'pay as you burn, not pay as you earn' would benefit the environment and the economy more...

green economics: 25/50 of 109
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Making greener savings

Call for publicly-owned green bank in UK

Ecologist

23rd October, 2009

National green bank would help finance major renewable projects like offshore wind that might not otherwise get off the ground more...
Green handshake

How can we tell which companies are really green?

David Ord

6th October, 2009

Green claims are everywhere: surely there must be some simple way of measuring exactly what impact a company is having on the climate? more...
Workmen install a solar panel on a roof

Green jobs are welcome. But will they be good jobs?

Rory O'Neill

30th September, 2009

'Green jobs' are part of economic recovery plans across the globe. But in the rush to create environmental employment, do we risk forgetting the most important things about work: safety and security? more...
Gaian Economics

A green tax? James Tobin would be spinning in his grave

Gaian Economics

3rd September, 2009

Lord Adair Turner - head of the FSA and the Climate Change Committe - has ruffled feathers by suggesting a tax on currency trading. Here's why more...
Rush hour on the M6

Public oppose carbon pricing policies

Ecologist

2nd September, 2009

While we accept the threat of climate change the majority of us are still opposed to compulsory changes such as carbon pricing, new survey shows more...
Molly Scott Cato

Modern economics is one step away from measuring buttocks

Molly Scott Cato

17th August, 2009

Molly gets her knuckles rapped for not including standard economic models in her university teaching, and wonders if the profession is disappearing up its own regression formula... more...
Dan Box

Bailed-out banks should fund the Green New Deal

Dan Box

17th August, 2009

They emptied the public purse to fund their continuing largesse. Now it's time for the banks to pay us back. At phenomenally good rates... more...
Imports of processed cheese and french fries have soared

American junk food imports hit poor

Ecologist

12th August,2009

Influx of high-fat and high-sugar foods into Central America has increased obesity levels more...

The 300-350 Show: the case against carbon offsetting

Phil England

11th August, 2009

The 300-350 Show takes the argument against large-scale carbon offsetting under the CDM to the European Commissioner in charge; and hears from a co-author of the most accessible report yet on the case against carbon offsetting under the CDM. more...
Greenpeace say nuclear is a distraction to the the real solutions

UK urged to triple nuclear power

Ecologist

5th August, 2009

Former Minister's call to triple the contribution of nuclear power in UK dismissed as scare tactics more...

The 300-350 Show: Climate Camp 2008 revisited

Phil England

3rd August, 2009

Climate Camp 2009 looms... so what better than to look back on last year's event and marvel at how misreported the whole thing was more...
Money Matters

Money Matters by David Boyle

Andrea Kayne

27th July, 2009

This easy-to-understand guide demystifies the economic system and explains how the 'eco' can be put back into 'economics' more...
Business as usual

Sustainability 'undone' by Treasury and BIS, says Porritt

Ecologist

6th July, 2009

The outgoing chief of the Government's independent sustainability watchdog, Jonathon Porritt, has criticised the Treasury and Department for Business for a failure to advance the sustainable development agenda more...

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