If Volkswagen Built Homes …

The Scandal of the Performance Gap in the Housing Industry Many people driving a new car have long suspected that the fuel consumption demonstrated in the manufacture’s brochure…


Read More

As the Government Steps Back, the NUS Steps Up!

Here’s a rather staggering statistic: UK universities produce one world leader in every 50,000 graduates! I have to admit that I wasn’t aware of that improbably impressive…


Read More

Living Well Within Planetary Boundaries

By far the biggest boundary we have to transcend today is our compulsion to keep on transcending boundaries! Over the last 40 years, I’ve collected any number of definitions of…


Read More

Modi (‘Solar Champion’) versus Cameron (Solar Dunderhead)

If anyone needed confirmation that this Government’s energy strategy is terminally, irretrievably incoherent, just check out this press release from the Solar Trade Association:…


Read More

Community Energy Fortnight: Going on to a War Footing

This is the first full week of Community Energy Fortnight, coordinated by Forum for the Future on behalf of the Community Energy Coalition (for which FFF provides the…


Read More

Resurgence/The Ecologist: the latest issue

A packed issue of Resurgence/The Ecologist for September/October, including Philip Pullman on William Blake, Vandana Shiva on the impact of industrial farming practices on Indian…


Read More

Unilever and Kodaikanal: Truth and Fiction

I’m an NGO-person through and through, but sometimes I do find conventional NGO tactics deeply aggravating. Take the Kodaikanal story, and the current campaign against Unilever. A…


Read More

Corporate Sustainability Reporting: No Sceptics Here Please!

Thursday last week was a big day for corporate sustainability reporting, with both Carillion and M&S launching their 2014 Reports. It’s so easy for people to be cynical about…


Read More

Wellbeing in the Natural World

It would be great if World Environment Day 2015 focussed not just on ‘the environment out there’, but on us in the environment out there. Walking, working, reflecting, relaxing,…


Read More

Ashden UK Finalists: Inspiration for a New Government

New Government; new Ministers in DECC; new opportunities. Which makes it a brilliant time for Ashden to be promoting all its UK Award winners, not just celebrating their success,…


Read More