Blogs

10. 04. 2008
I sometimes wonder if BERR is a Department with a death wish – the death in question being its reputation when it comes to addressing climate change, fuel poverty, energy efficiency and other key sustainability issues. There’s some kind of fundamental perversity in the way it...
Energy
28. 03. 2008
I blame London’s taxi-drivers personally. How else can one possibly explain the lead over Ken Livingstone that Boris Johnson has apparently taken in the polls for the London Mayoral Election? On the rare occasions that I have to endure a ride with a garrulous cabbie, any...
Politics
25. 03. 2008
For a very clever man, David Miliband does do some very stupid things. Under his customary ‘forceful leadership’, the Foreign Office has just adopted a new Strategic Framework, replacing the 10 Strategic Objectives that preceded it. In the process, not only has sustainable...
Government
20. 03. 2008
You probably won’t believe it, but our collective hearts sink every time the Sustainable Development Commission has to publish its annual report on the Government’s progress against its own sustainability targets – quite simply because the significance of the Government’s own...
Government
07. 03. 2008
I know that everybody finds procurement really tedious. Even serious SD enthusiasts can’t seem to stop their eyes glazing over just as soon as the “p” word makes an appearance in any conversation. But from the Sustainable Development Commission’s perspective, how we spend...
Consumption, Government