• 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 […]

    Read more
  • 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 […]

    Read more
  • 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 […]

    Read more
  • 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 […]

    Read more
  • 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 […]

    Read more
  • Bankrupt Britain: Funding cuts ‘threaten to kill UK’s nuclear research programme’

    • Date: 17/12/09

    The Times: Britain’s entire nuclear research programme could collapse under funding cuts announced yesterday by the Government’s physics agency, scientists have warned. They predicted that the cuts will leave the UK incapable of training the technicians required for a planned new generation of nuclear plants. The Science and Technology Facilities Council announced which projects would […]

    Read more
  • Green taxes rise to £26.4 billion

    • Date: 17/12/09

    The Daily Telegraph: The amount the country pays in green taxes and regulations rose to £26 billion last year – £2 billion more than in 2008 – it has been claimed. A survey by the TaxPayers’ Alliance of taxes such as fuel duty suggests that the amount being paid to offset carbon emissions is greater […]

    Read more
  • David Cameron’s £20bn plan for green homes

    • Date: 15/12/09

    The Guardian: David Cameron has pledged that a Conservative government would from “day one” kickstart £20bn of investment to make millions of homes more energy-efficient in a groundbreaking green partnership with Tesco and Marks & Spencer. In a Guardian interview to coincide with the critical stage of the Copenhagen summit, the Tory leader reveals the […]

    Read more


We use cookies to help give you the best experience on our website. By continuing without changing your cookie settings, we assume you agree to this. Please read our privacy policy to find out more.