Shell’s Moral Muddles

My friend Jeremy Leggett caused a bit of a stir recently by predicting that one of the big oil majors would, before the end of the year, ‘do an E.ON’, imitating what E.ON did by…


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Some friendly advice for the Secretary of State

Summon into your mind, for a moment, the image of a deeply perplexed Ed Davey, late at night, deep in thought, sitting there behind his Secretary of State’s desk in the Department…


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The UK’s Ongoing Nuclear Fiasco

It’s nearly a month since the EU Commission approved the UK Government’s financial arrangements with EdF to build two nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point. There was always a rather…


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A Solar Revolution – the positive impact of solar power around the world

One of the very first big pieces of research that Forum for the Future conducted was for BP in the late 1990s, looking at the prospects for the growth of solar PV in the UK; BP…


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Pity the Prime Minister in his Energy Confusion

I’m always rather heartened by the fact that the Prime Minister takes his holidays in Cornwall – for the simple reason that at least once a year he gets to see wind turbines in…


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The Nuclear Industry Today: Declining but not Dying

Every year, the World Nuclear Industry Status Report reminds me why those in the Green movement who think nuclear has a major role to play in securing a low-carbon world are…


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A Tale of Solar Panels, Crazy Planners and a Threat to Future Generations!

It’s impossible for me to get involved in each and every planning dispute that people ask me about – there are so many! But the one I am inviting you to delve into right now is so…


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Telling Cameron: Get Behind Solar!

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…


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Solar in Africa

This is a kind-of PS to my blog yesterday on Solar Independence Day, simply to share with you the latest inspiring update from Jeremy Leggett of SolarAid / SunnyMoney fame. His…


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Celebrating the Disruptors

For reasons beyond my control, I missed out on my annual Ashden fix last week (the Awards ceremony was on Thursday 22 May), and have had to make do with checking out the website,…


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