Green Energy

Reinventing the Clyde and Putting Human Rights at the Heart of Scottish Foreign Policy

Andrew Smith | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

With the polls tightening and the bookmakers shortening their odds, there is now a very real chance that Scottish people will vote for independence in two weeks time... However, one of the most positive contributions has been the Scottish Government's commitment to a 'do no harm' arms exports policy in the event of a Yes vote.

Imagining a World Without War

Natalie Bennett | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

What we need to do now is go further... to imagine, and then create, a world without war. With the hideous death-toll in Gaza, the chaos in Syria and Ukraine, the turmoil in Libya, that might seem a long way from the reality of 2014. But the important first step is to say "this is possible", and then to start to plan the actions needed to bring a peaceful world into being.

Australia Has Really Cocked Things Up Now

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK

Australia has become the first country in the world to abolish a price on carbon, taking a global step backwards over climate policy. Prime Ministe...

This 'Climate Criminal' Wants The UK's Help To Thwart Global Emission Reforms

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK

The Australian Prime Minister, who once famously said that climate change is "absolute crap," has invited the UK to join an alliance of "like-minded" ...

The Sun Is Setting on Large-Scale Solar

Peter Rolton | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Rolton

Aside from the sneaking suspicion that this is actually a spooked Governmental response to the rising numbers of UKIP voters, aiming to stop the progress of large solar before it becomes as unpopular as wind with NIMBY voters and causes anyone else to defect, there is a far more immediate problem.

The Populist Policy Problem

Peter Rolton | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Rolton

The nation's future energy security shouldn't be put at risk just because the NIMBY few shout the loudest, or because weak politicians daren't put their heads above the parapet to campaign for what is ethically, commercially and logically right

Energy Giants '£2bn Better Off' Due To Coalition Green Deal Cock-Up

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Politics

Energy giants are set for a £2 billion windfall over the next three years due to ministers over-estimating how deeply they needed to cut green levies...

'We'll Cut Wind Farms Cash If We Win In 2015,' Tories Pledge

PA | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Politics

A Conservative government elected in 2015 would axe public subsidies for any newly planned on-shore wind turbines, the party has said. Existing win...

We Need More Onshore Wind Turbines, Not Less

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK
Anders Lorenzen

Travelling through the countryside of Germany and Denmark, there is hardly at any point you can't see any wind turbines spinning in the background. Even in deeply conservative Texas, in the US, wind turbines are becoming a more dominant factor in the landscape and here is the thing - people like it.

Toryism Won't Protect the Welfare State or Tackle Climate Change - That Baton Falls to the Left

Matt Hawkins | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Politics
Matt Hawkins

What's driving these changes is the Conservative's social philosophy infused with ideals of individual responsibility and ending the 'evils of dependency'. It's social malevolence, not economic pragmatism. The same can be said of the environment. Environmental campaigners are calling for government action but taking action is anathema to Conservative ideology.

Lucy Sherriff

Meet The Young Entrepreneur Making Biofuel From Coffee

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Why start your own business? There was very little thought in whether or not I could start my own business. For me, this was a very clear and natural...

Good Energy Forced a Household in the UK to Sit in Dark for Two Days

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK
Ehsan Khodarahmi

Good Energy forced a household in the UK to sit in dark for two days after they switched from one energy provider to Good Energy. The new customer had to throw their frozen food away as a result.

Can Renewables Face Down the Fracking Onslaught?

Jon Bennett | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Politics
Jon Bennett

Earlier this month the tenth staging of the Ecobuild conference brought together leading lights from sustainable building. One of the conference highlights was a debate on the UK's energy future...

This Is Really Fracking Funny

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Comedy

"With fracking companies circling the British Isles, it's now more important than ever to make a stand," says green electricity company Ecotricity. ...

Cameron and Salmond: It's Time to Wave Goodbye to the UK"s North Sea Oil and Gas Reserves

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond, is basing the economics in these fossil fuels as the economic cornerstone of Scottish independence, while UK Prime Minister David Cameron is arguing that Scotland will need to stay in the UK for these resources best to be managed.

Angela Merkel Visit: Lessons From Germany for David Cameron

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

German chancellor Angela Merkel is being treated like political royalty, a consequence of her country's economic power as well as prime minister David Cameron's desperate need for friends in Europe. Few would argue about the position of Germany as the economic powerhouse of the European Union but what can Britain learn from the German economic model?

Australia Just Put A Climate Change Sceptic In Charge Of Reviewing Green Targets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK

A renowned climate change sceptic is to head the Australian government's review into renewable energy, in the latest of a series of offensives by Prim...

Lockerbie Victim's Father Has Message For Donald Trump

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK

After Donald Trump compared the development of wind farms in Scotland to the Lockerbie disaster, the father of one victim has spoken out. Dr Jim Sw...

Donald Trump Equates Wind Farms To Lockerbie Disaster

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK

Donald Trump has compared the development of wind farms in Scotland to the Lockerbie disaster. In yet another bizarre attack on green energy scheme...

Scottish Campaigners Hail Defeat Of 'Flimsy, Misguided' Donald Trump

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK

Green campaigners in Scotland have urged the Scottish government not to "waste another second" on Donald Trump and his controversial golf resort devel...

Why I Skip

Cameron Kaye | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Politics
Cameron Kaye

As an environmental campaigner I try to live as sustainably as possible and put my beliefs into practice. Skipping for food is, for me, an integral part of being both true to my beliefs and leading a truly sustainable life...

'A DISGRACE': Great Barrier Reef Dredge Dumping Plan Approved

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK

One of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World is now under threat, experts have warned, after Australian authorities approved a project to dump dredge...

Casino Banking Is Incompatible With a Democratic Society

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

I believe that what the financial crisis has demonstrated most importantly is that unless we have the operation of finance under democratic control we cannot truly claim to live in a democracy: the objective of Green Party policy outlined in our new report Stepping Outside the Casino is to achieve this democratic control.

Fracking Announcement Is a Sign of Desperation and an Indication of its Undesirability

Natalie Bennett | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

The government is desperate to promote what's clearly a wrong policy direction - which does provoke a question... why? There's an almost religious fervour opposed to renewable energy, particularly wind farms, in elements of our Parliament - what you might call the Ukip-tendency of the Tory Party, that Mr Cameron is determined to placate.

EBRD Energy Investments Do Right By the Planet

Riccardo Puliti | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK
Riccardo Puliti

We have heard a lot of comment from anti-coal campaigners in the last several months, especially during the public consultation period for the new energy strategy. Their opinion is important to us, as are opinions of all stakeholders. But presenting the EBRD as the last institution that clings to coal and focuses on fossil fuels is incorrect on many levels.