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By the way Prime Minister, I've just super-glued myself to your arm...

Dan Glass

24th July, 2008

Yesterday Plane Stupid activist Dan Glass stuck himself to the Prime Minister to protest against aviation. Here he explains why more...
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Climate change politics

Joss Garman

19th June, 2008

As an excuse to do nothing itself, this Labour Government has often hidden behind US intransigence on climate change, so it’ll be interesting to see how Gordon Brown might respond to a US President more progressive than he on global warming. more...
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Brown sets carbon-free electricity target for 2020

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20th November, 2007

The UK will aim to meet all its electricity needs from low carbon sources, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Monday. more...
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New nuclear consultation a 'sham'

News

7th September, 2007

The Government’s second attempt at a fair and legal public consultation on nuclear power has been declared a ‘sham’ by leading environmental groups. more...
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Brown demotes Energy and Environment Committee

News

6th August, 2007

Gordon Brown will no longer chair the high-level Ministerial Committee on Energy and the Environment, the Independent has reported. more...
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The Ecologist's 'Real Green Budget'

Mark Anslow

23rd March, 2007

Environmentalists had waited with baited breath for the Chancellor's 2007 Budget. Gordon Brown had intimated that it would be the 'greenest ever'. In fact, it was a resounding disappointment. more...
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Budget leaps but fails

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22nd March, 2007

Gordon Brown’s ‘green budget’ has met with scorn from the motoring lobby and disappointment from environmentalists. more...
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Not so much 'green' as 'cabbage looking'

Molly Scott Cato

22nd March, 2007

Gordon Brown's Budget was disappointing. But not just because of its economic niceties. It fails to address key issues which have become taboo amongst economists - money, debt and economic growth. Molly Scott Cato, a green economist and Senior Lecturer in Social Economy at the Cardiff School of Management, addresses all three... more...
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How 'green' was Gordon?

Miriam Kennet

22nd March, 2007

Environmentalists held their breath in expectation of Gordon Brown's 'green' budget. Was it worth the wait? Miriam Kennet, a director of the Green Economics Institute, looks at where the Chancellor went awry... more...
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Gordon's 'green budget' to lightly slap 4x4s

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19th March, 2007

Wednesday’s Budget is expected to increase taxes on the most polluting cars, but only by £200, some £1,400 short of recommendations made by Friends of the Earth. more...
Investigations

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

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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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Tom Hodgkinson, editor of The Idler magazine, on 'The Importance of Being Merry'

21st December, 2006

The Idler magazine promotes, among other things, a good work-life balance. And its editor, Tom Hodgkinson, had things other than work on his mind when he gave this talk in a shop full of Ukeleles. Find out about the origin of mince pies, the puritans who banned Christmas, and Gordon Brown's bottom... more...
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Re-writing the pre-budget report

Paul Kingsnorth

7th December, 2006

The Chancellor's pre-budget report on Wednesday 6th December was a green-washed shambles. Paul Kingsnorth gives Gordon a helping hand with the re-write more...
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A brown tree snake

Anthony Wall

1st February, 2006

At dead of night, unseen, a slithering stowaway disembarks from a newly docked ship… down a rope, across the quay and into concealing undergrowth. Is that what happened? Or did the snake hitch a ride on a military aircraft from Indonesia, maybe, to take up residence here on the American island of Guam in the Pacific? more...

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