More than £28bn: Chronic Political Failure in Tragic Times.

Now that the dust has settled after the Labour Party junked its commitment (on 8th February) to £28bn a year of new investment in the UK’s green economy, it’s worth reflecting on…


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CRUSHING DISSENT: TORIES, LABOUR AND MAINSTREAM NGOs ALL ON THE SAME PAGE

First they came for Just Stop Oil; then they came for radical environmentalists; then they came for members of the National Trust, the RSPB, and WWF. But there was no one left to…


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UK’S NUCLEAR OBSESSIONS KILL OFF ITS NET ZERO STRATEGY

After 14 years of Tory mismanagement, the UK finds itself bereft of an energy strategy. This was finally confirmed in the release last week of the Government’s new Nuclear…


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From CoP 28 to CoP 29: The Road to Hell

CoP 28 limped to its predictably calamitous conclusion on December 13th. The heavily spun headline (“historic breakthrough”) quickly dribbled away into the sands of Dubai, to be…


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Preventing an environmental disaster – in Faringdon!

This blog is actually about the shenanigans of an otherwise non-descript little Council (step forward Faringdon Town Council!) which is clearly intent on winning some kind of…


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Supporting Just Stop Oil

Just Stop Oil’s Slow Marching campaign recommenced on Sunday 29th October. I shall be supporting them financially, and have agreed to speak out on their behalf, and to advocate…


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CLIMATE WARS: TREE-HUGGERS AND IDEOLOGUES!

James Watt, Ronald Reagan’s first Secretary of the Interior, died on May 27th. He was a hard man, and out-and-out, totally unapologetic ideologue. He hated US environmentalists…


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IT’S NOT EASY BEING DRAX!

On April 21st, the first day of Extinction Rebellion’s ‘The Big One’, I just happened to be listening in to an ‘open mic’ session when a young man came to the microphone and…


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Caroline Lucas – A Personal Tribute

Caroline Lucas’s decision yesterday to step down at the next election came as a bit of a shock for the Green Party. After 13 years as an MP, 15 years as an MEP, 4 years as a…


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Prospects for Energy Security Marred by Nuclear Fantasies

This is absolutely the right time for a new Energy Strategy. Unfortunately, we’ve got absolutely the wrong politicians in charge of it. The combination of Boris Johnson and Rishi…


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