Blogs

27. 11. 2007
I have become a bit of a China junkie. China looms so large in today’s sustainability debates, and the challenges that it faces are so “real time, right now”, that it makes any other country’s dilemmas look small by comparison. So to be part of two high-level presentations from...
China
15. 11. 2007
In the November issue of Prospect, Dick Taverne has published a bitter critique ('The Real GM Food Scandal') of all those organisations and individuals still out there campaigning against the introduction of GM foods. It's a splendid and largely ludicrous rant, to which I was...
Sustainable Food
05. 11. 2007
There is something incredibly narrow and reductionist about today’s housing debate, in that it all comes down to crude numbers. How many more houses do we need, by when and where? Gordon Brown has of course upped the ante by plumping for 3 million new homes, which boils down to...
Housing
31. 10. 2007
Who would have thought that staid old Natural England, one year into its new persona, would have come out with such a fantastic pot-stirring initiative to celebrate its first birthday – by calling for a fundamental review of the Green Belt. In its announcement there is more...
Government
26. 10. 2007
Excellent news from Wales. First Minister Rhodri Morgan has just announced a very creative plan to bring forward nearly 1,000 MegaWatts of new wind energy on Forestry Commission land owned by the Welsh Assembly Government. Subject to the standard planning process, developers...
Energy