Carbon Tax

Paying the Polluter to Pollute

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

For as long as oil and gas extraction is taking place, it is right to tax it heavily. These taxes should rightfully be paying to mop up the Thames Valley and the Somerset levels, for sea walls and flood defences wherever our communities need them.

Jack of All Trades, Master of None

Peter Rolton | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Rolton

The current governmental landscape betrays a belief that it is possible to run with the hare and the hounds ad infinitum when it comes to energy, and this simply isn't the case. Giving with one hand and taking with the other not only demonstrates a disingenuous attitude that further belittles trust, it also harms investment and makes us less competitive on the world stage.

Airlines Fly Through Tax Loopholes While Burning Up Planet

Aoife O'Leary | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Politics
Aoife O'Leary

With accelerated changes to our climate, urgent action is required by the EU to end all tax breaks for aviation. The tax loopholes have no demonstrable benefit for European citizens, also apply to foreign tourists and airlines and lead to all of us, rich and poor, to involuntarily subsidise those who fly through lower take home pay.

Anger Over British Gas Profits As More Children Suffer In Fuel Poverty

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK

The number of UK children living in fuel poverty has risen to 1.6 million as British Gas revealed they made £606 million in profit last year from the...

COP 18: What Doha Must Deliver

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

There are huge and exciting business opportunities in the development of low carbon technologies, which we must seize on immediately.

Will We See a Greener President During Obama's Second and Final Term?

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

As the election results started to come in on Tuesday night, the world held its breath and questioned whether it would avoid the disaster of a Romney ...

WATCH: Is This The Most Cringe-Worthy Political Interview Ever?

Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Politics

What is it with Australian politicians giving weird interviews? In April, workplace relations minister Bill Shorten gave us the most blindly loyal ple...

2012 - A Big Year For Carbon Credits

Simon Greenspan | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK
Simon Greenspan

Over the last five years, the terms 'Climate Change' and 'Carbon Footprint' have increasingly become a part of everyday vocabulary. It therefore seems bizarre that so few people understand, or have even heard of, the concept of Carbon Credits; the most effective way for large companies to battle climate change.