• British Pensioners Burn Books To Stay Warm

    • Date: 05/01/10

    Hard-up pensioners have resorted to buying books from charity shops and burning them to keep warm. Volunteers have reported that ‘a large number’ of elderly customers are snapping up hardbacks as cheap fuel for their fires and stoves. Temperatures this week are forecast to plummet as low as -13ºC in the Scottish Highlands, with the […]

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  • Green Britain Faces Energy Nightmare

    • Date: 03/01/10
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    Daily Mail: Household gas and electricity bills are expected to rocket fourfold to nearly £5,000 a year by the end of the decade to meet Government-imposed green targets. And the price heavy industry will have to pay by 2020 is so high that energy-dependent firms could be wiped out, causing thousands of job losses, said an […]

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  • UK Climate Policy: Another Green Shambles

    • Date: 02/01/10

    The Times: Twelve million low-energy light bulbs were posted to households over Christmas by an energy company as part of its legal obligation to cut carbon emissions, despite government advice that many would never be used. Npower sent out the packages last month to escape a ban on issuing unsolicited bulbs, which came into force yesterday. […]

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  • Eco-Socialist: Next Government Should Embark On Green Tax And Spend Programme

    • Date: 01/01/10

    The Guardian: Adair Turner, the outspoken head of the City regulator, believes that, whichever party wins the next election, the government should embark on a tax and spend programme to green the economy and create jobs. Lord Turner, head of the Financial Services Authority, created a stir last year when he said that much of the […]

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  • Mole Charge MP To Quit Parliament After Expenses Scandal

    • Date: 30/12/09

    The Daily Telegraph: John Gummer, the former Tory cabinet minister who charged the taxpayer to rid his country estate of moles, is to stand down at the election, he has announced. The ex-environment secretary … said that he wanted to take on an international role in combating global warming. Earlier this year, The Daily Telegraph disclosed […]

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  • Green Campaigners Despair About Growing Climate Scepticism

    • Date: 25/12/09

    The Express: A leading researcher into attitudes on climate change has claimed Government scare tactics are only increasing public scepticism about global warming. Dr Lorraine Whitmarsh, who has carried out extensive research into public mistrust on the issue, says scaremongering to convey environmental messages is not effective. Instead she argues low carbon lifestyles – that can save people […]

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  • Oh Dear: Green Tories Promise To Support Obama’s Cap-And-Trade Bill

    • Date: 22/12/09

    The Times: Senior Conservatives are to lobby Republicans in the US Senate to persuade them to back a climate emissions Bill. As the Tory leadership struggled to prevent party sceptics from dominating the environmental argument after the Copenhagen summit, David Cameron pledged to continue the work started in Denmark in trying to find a legally […]

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  • Copenhagen summit ends in blood, sweat and recrimination

    • Date: 20/12/09

    The Sunday Telegraph: Just after midnight, Copenhagen time, Gordon Brown appeared in front of the Sky News camera. “I feel I’ve played a part in bringing countries together,” said the Prime Minister, in a line clearly prepared long before the disaster unfolding around him. Mr Brown had, in fact, played little part in the final […]

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