THE POWERFUL PRESENCE OF FOSSIL FUEL LOBBYISTS

Image Credit – Tasos Mansour A coalition of 126 civil society groups have called for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to exclude fossil fuel lobbyists from attending future climate talks, claiming that ‘climate action will always be inadequate if polluting interests are allowed to obstruct.’1  This demand comes after a record […]

GOOD NEWS ON INTERNATIONAL ENERGY SOURCING 

Image Credit – American Public Power Association The Global energy crisis marks a ‘historic turning point’ in the transition away from fossil fuels according to the IEA (International Energy Agency).  Putin’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine which began in February last year has accelerated the transition to renewable energy, according to the IEA’s annual report on […]

BYLINE TIMES A HOT MESS

Our contributor Ottilie Owen asked to summarise an article from Byline Times’ extensive climate change section in the August print edition. Further articles are available at their website: www.bylinetimes.com When David Cameron repositioned the Conservative Party in 2006 as environmentalist organisation encouraging Britons to ‘vote blue, go green’ whilst updating the party’s logo to a […]

ENERGY CRISIS

Image Credit – Marcin Jozwiak The Guardian has reported a package that marks one of the biggest government interventions since the financial crisis of 2007-2008. Liz Truss has outlined her plan to deal with the current energy chaos. “Extraordinary challenges call for extraordinary measures, ensuring that the United Kingdom is never in this situation again,” Truss […]