Category Archives: Blog

This blog is a reaction to current events impacting on the environment.

ON THE BREAKING OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROMISES

    There are a great many champions of the environment in Britain. Between them, our environmental bodies have several times the membership of all the political parties in Britain combined. They probably know rather more about the will of … Continue reading

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Socking The Puppet – The decline in the legitimacy of Britain’s political parties

                  The Government is increasingly seeking to constrain dissenting voices from civil society organisations by limiting their ability to inform the electorate, constraining their role in the planning system and closing off … Continue reading

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A WAR ON REASON

                Below is a paragraph everyone should read. It will seem quite familiar, if slightly out of true, as if from a half forgotten newspaper article. It is in fact from a 35 … Continue reading

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The nuclear option: Where next for Hinkley Point?

This piece was first published by BusinessGreen                     BusinessGreen asks a range of experts their views on what should come next for the controversial and further delayed nuclear project Last week … Continue reading

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ET TU BRUTE

      Assassination is rare in Britain. But do not doubt that the political knife slipped into Boris Johnson’s back was anything other than a carefully crafted assassination. It began, supposedly, with a leak. Mr Gove’s wife, Daily Mail … Continue reading

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OF OIL AND STONES

  This blog first appeared in Business Green                                 Sheikh Yamani, a former Saudi oil minister, is famous for having pointed out that the stone … Continue reading

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What Paris means for fossil fuels

    As the dust settles after the historic adoption of the Paris 2015 agreement, E3G shares a short blog series exploring what Paris means to different sectors, regions and constituencies. For a long time the fossil fuel industries have … Continue reading

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COP21 Paris climate summit: Climate change is much more than an environmental problem – it threatens our financial stability

  This piece first appeared in CityAM     “Climate change is seen as much more than just another environmental problem”   Next week Paris will again be the focus of world attention. This time in the face of another … Continue reading

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Energy Transition Commission – some considerations

  Shell and McKinsey have just launched a global initiative called the Energy Transition Commission. Doubts have been raised about whether the Commission as currently constructed has the integrity to make a positive contribution to the debate on how to … Continue reading

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WHAT’S IN A WORD 3

        John Hutton is Chairman of the Nuclear Industries Association. On August 24th he told the Radio 4 Today audience that  “The nuclear programme is going to be built without any state funding at all”. Sitting next … Continue reading

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