Government's own solar project scrappedGuardian Unlimited | 06 Apr 2011
The government has cancelled its own flagship solar energy project because the Department of Energy and Climate Change's (DECC) proposed cuts to solar feed-in tariff incentives will make the scheme unviable. That is the charge from "stakeholders" who contributed to a Whitehall project to assess the...
Your ethical wardrobe for springGuardian Unlimited | 23 Mar 2011
Lianne Ludlow, founder of online eco boutique fashion-conscience.com selects her favourite eco pieces to see you through spring in style
Budget 2011: Zero carbon homes plan 'watered down'Guardian Unlimited | 23 Mar 2011
Osborne accused of bowing to pressure from housebuilders' lobby after relaxing targets ahead of 2016 deadline. The government has been accused of caving in to pressure from the housebuilding lobby by relaxing the criteria aimed at making all new homes "zero carbon" by 2016. Tucked away in an appendix to the budget was an announcement that carbon emissions produced by cooking and electrical appliances such as televisions were to be excluded from the definition.
Budget 2011: Osborne's green bank attacked from all sidesGuardian Unlimited | 23 Mar 2011
Business leaders, campaigners and investors slam chancellor's flagship green policy due to its limited borrowing powers. Business leaders, campaigners and investors slammed George Osborne's flagship green policy on Wednesday, reacting angrily to his decision to severely limit the powers of the new green investment bank. The bank - to be funded with £1bn from taxpayers and up to £2bn from sales of government assets – is the centrepiece of ministers' claims to be "the greenest government ever".
Is the UK's 'vision' weak?Guardian Unlimited | 28 Feb 2011
The government's plan to put sustainable development 'at the heart of all it does' fails to convince. With little fanfare, and minimal formatting, the UK government has released its plan for "Mainstreaming sustainable development" in government. My instant impression is of lukewarm words and little...
Response: We don't need to de-industrialise to meet our emissions targetsGuardian Unlimited | 18 Feb 2011
Investing in a low-carbon economy will create growth and keep Europe competitive. In your article on the debate over reducing European greenhouse gas emissions, EU energy commissioner Günther Oettinger is right to insist: "Look at our deficit - we need growth, and we need more industry" (EU energy...
Forest sell-off: Cameron promises to listen to all sidesGuardian Unlimited | 02 Feb 2011
PM tells Commons other organisations could manage Britain's woodlands better than Forestry Commission. David Cameron has told MPs he would "listen to all the arguments" in a consultation over hotly contested proposals to change the ownership of 258,000 hectares of state-owned woodland - but No 10...
Experts seek Arctic climate early warning systemReuters | 26 Jan 2011
Scientists sought on Wednesday to pin down triggers for abrupt climate shifts in the Arctic, such as a feared runaway melt of Greenland's ice sheet, to create an early warning system for governments.
Report calls for radical transformationGuardian Unlimited | 24 Jan 2011
The existing food system fails half the people on the planet, and needs radical change if world is to feed itself, report warns. The world will not be able to feed itself without destroying the planet unless a transformation on the scale of the industrial revolution takes place, a major government...
That witch, inflation, hurts us more without protection | Raj PatelGuardian Unlimited | 18 Jan 2011
Soaring food prices will make many go hungry, but austerity-driven policies will make the suffering even worse. Anyone in Britain alarmed by rising inflation should look to an Indian villager for understanding about the latest worry in the global economy. Last year a village schoolteacher wrote a...
Large investors urge progress at climate talksYahoo! News | 16 Nov 2010
Stronger domestic and international policy is needed to help unlock investment in low-carbon technology in the absence of a global climate deal investors with over $15 trillion of assets said on Tuesday.
World should eradicate fossil fuel subsidies: IEAYahoo! News | 09 Nov 2010
Abolishing fossil fuel subsidies would boost the world's economy environment and energy security the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday referring to a pledge made by G20 countries.
World needs urgent action to stop species loss: U.NReuters | 18 Oct 2010
NAGOYA, Japan - The world cannot afford to allow nature's riches to disappear, the United Nations said on Monday at the start of a major meeting to combat losses in animal and plant species that underpin livelihoods and economies.
Population growth demographics spur climate changeReuters | 11 Oct 2010
The world is probably going to be a more crowded place by 2100 and demographic changes in this growing population -- how many more people there are, how old they are and where they live -- will affect climate-warming emissions, researchers reported on Monday.
Satellite eye on EarthGuardian Unlimited | 06 Oct 2010
Plankton blooms, Atlantic hurricanes and dust plumes were among the images captured by European Space Agency and Nasa satellites last month.
Business is changing the climate battleGuardian Unlimited | 04 Oct 2010
The fight to regulate a cleaner future is becoming more balanced as more businesses switch their bottom line to carbon reduction. As long-time trackers of climate change policy at Sandbag we readily acknowledge, like George Monbiot, that the record of governments to date has been dismal. It's not...
Unlikely activist? Osama bin Laden calls for action on climate changeGuardian Unlimited | 02 Oct 2010
Audio message criticises relief efforts in Pakistan and says climate change is causing 'great catastrophes' throughout Islamic world. Osama bin Laden yesterday criticised relief efforts in Pakistan and called for action against climate change in what appeared to be a new audio tape from the al-Qaida leader.The audio message lasted about 11 minutes, and was broadcast with a video showing still images of Bin Laden and images of natural disasters, the Islamist website used by al-Qaida said.