Blogs

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
22. 10. 2007
Here's a short article about the paperback edition of my book Capitalism As If The World Matters, which launches today: 2007: the atmosphere warms up; the forests crash down; the poor of the world go on getting poorer; water resources in more than 30 countries are running dry;...
19. 10. 2007
Al Gore has finally (finally?!) declared that he’s absolutely not going to put himself forward as the Democratic presidential candidate. Thank God for that. The thought of Al reverting to his rather wooden, very risk-averse, not particularly friendly pre-2000 persona was an...
Climate change