Blogs

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
03. 03. 2008
What a treat yesterday (28/3): a visit to the EcoBuild Exhibition at Earls Court. I think this is the fourth or fifth of these exhibitions – and it started out very small and very ‘niche’. The 2008 Exhibition is big, bold and bullish. With dozens of mainstream industry giants...
Housing
28. 02. 2008
Paul Ekins is an old mate of mine – indeed, a co-founder of Forum for the Future. He is now Professor of Energy and Environment at Kings College London. Paul is a seriously rigorous academic, very focussed on whatever task is in hand, with very high expectations of himself and...
Aviation
21. 02. 2008
Helped launched the new Renewable Energy Route Map for the Welsh Assembly Government yesterday – out for consultation until May, and well worth a look. What grabs you immediately is the seriousness of intent – with an ambition to generate all the electricity Wales uses from...
Energy
12. 02. 2008
Politicians must be finding it harder and harder to work out in the wider sustainability agenda what still falls in the ‘loony’ category (as climate change once did) and what now falls in the ‘emerging and increasingly mainstream’ category – which they better get their heads...