Climate Change

MPs, like millions of other Britons, are either preparing to set off for their summer holidays, or wishing that they could afford to do so. A new initiative, called the 'Hands off our holiday, Mr Taxman!' campaign seeks to ensure holidays remain affordable in the future
Three senior judges have ruled that the undercover police officer Mark Kennedy unlawfully spied on protesters and arguably
Energy costs are rising, and the demand for electricity is expected to double by 2050 in the UK. As demand climbs, we can either build new plants - a costly option few utilities or tax payers can afford to bear, or find ways to improve the existing infrastructure in place through supply-side efficiency solutions.
The author of Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne, once said that 'organising is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up'. This coalition government has demonstrated a boldly pragmatic and non-ideological mindset since taking office. Nevertheless, there is a danger that on planning, the Government is ideologically dismissing an integrated approach in favour of extending responsibility to communities. Localism is great for running a local park, but it cannot provide integrated national solutions to the big environmental challenges facing the UK.
In an age of austerity how will the arts be paid for if BP won't? Last night's Trafalgar Square performance was free after all? Those I'm afraid who it really did appear can afford opera tickets should pay for them; the cost of greasing BP's continued abuse of global resources is far, far more expensive. To us all.
Our ageing power plants are shutting down. In less than a decade, a quarter of them will go offline. We must build the equivalent of twenty large power stations by 2020 if we are to assure supply and meet our binding renewables and carbon targets