Politics

14. 07. 2014
It was World Population Day on Friday. I don’t know why 11th July was been chosen as World Population Day, but given that we can’t really have World Population Day every day for 365 days of the year, I guess one day out of 365 is marginally better than no days at all...
Politics, Population
07. 07. 2014
This is my last word on solar issues – for a bit! One hundred and fifty businesses have joined forces to deliver a letter to David Cameron today – simply to urge him to support the UK solar industry. And there’s an incredibly powerful message wrapped up in that...
Energy, News, Politics
25. 02. 2014
I’m not quite sure when academics and activists first identified “The Green Economy” as a “coming priority” – at least 25 years ago, I suspect, in the run up to the Earth Summit in 1992. Since then, the Green Economy has come and gone, as a...
24. 10. 2013
What is it about centre-right or right-wing governments that make it so difficult for them to understand and promote the huge potential of the green economy? I spent the last week returning to that question (with growing bafflement) after visits to Australia and New Zealand,...
Politics
01. 10. 2012
I felt almost overwhelmed by nostalgia on a visit to Cardiff last week to meet the Welsh Environment Minister and discuss the new Sustainable Development Bill that is being brought forward by the Welsh Government. It took me right back to many earlier visits to Cardiff as Chair...
Politics