Blogs

18. 10. 2007
Readers may be interested in an article I wrote for Building Design: “Compare Germany’s retrofit of its existing stock with our own seriously clunky energy commitment” Why put a price on the priceless importance of carbon free homes?
Climate change, Housing
16. 10. 2007
What an intriguing contribution from Alan Johnson linking obesity and climate change, when he suggested that obesity could be at least as serious a problem by 2050 as we think climate change will be. Perhaps the Secretary of State for Health is softening us all up for a new...
Health
10. 10. 2007
The Sustainable Development Commission’s report about Tidal Power has been out for more than a week now, and we have just about weathered the storm from environmental NGOs – and the Environment Agency – horrified as they were that the Sustainable Development Commission could...
Energy
26. 09. 2007
The biggest frustration for anyone watching governments make such a horlicks of sustainable development is their apparent inability to make the connections between different policy silos. So here are three seemingly “separate issues”: the increase in levels of obesity –...
Transport
21. 09. 2007
I have absolutely promised not to let this blog get population-obsessed, but I have absolutely got to go on the record to clear up any misunderstanding caused by Madeleine Bunting’s recent article in the Guardian (September 10th) about why most environmentalists can’t bring...
Population