Craig Bennett
Director of Policy and Campaigns, Friends of the Earth

Entries by Craig Bennett

How the EU Could Help UK Consumers Get to Grips With Resource Use

(0) Comments | Posted 7 March 2014 | (11:55)

A survey for the National Geographic magazine showed that westerners consume a lot, but are less likely to feel that they should consume less to improve the environment for future generations. The opposite is true in emerging economies.

However, in the UK we are more likely than...

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Gas and Greed - The Real Reason Our Energy Bills Are Sky High

(0) Comments | Posted 21 October 2013 | (17:01)

The announcement of huge price rises in electricity and gas by British Gas has been widely proclaimed as a PR disaster - its #AskBG stunt failed spectacularly as angry consumers took to twitter to call them out directly on the reasons for the price hikes.

With inflation busting price rises...

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The Speech That Never Was - A Missed Opportunity to Re-Energise the Economy

(1) Comments | Posted 26 April 2012 | (09:51)

Today is the day the prime minister is supposed to deliver his first major speech on the environment since he came into office two years ago, pledging almost immediately to lead the "greenest government ever". Fittingly, the setting is the Clean Energy Ministerial in London, where Ministers from 23 of...

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