The Angry Mermaid Strikes Back

November 16, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

All the news reports this morning are that a deal at Copenhagen is dead. Barack Obama has said that we had run out of time to secure a deal in December. This will please the corporate lobbyists no end.  The longer they can delay action on climate the better. But now Copenhagen’s iconic mermaid is … Read More

“No Democratic Legitimacy” for New Nukes and Coal

November 9, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

A radical shake-up of Britain’s planning laws is going to be announced today which will make it easier for the government to fast-track or steam-roll large energy projects such as nuclear, gas or  power stations or even wind turbines. In all the government will publish six “National Policy Statements” on energy this afternoon, including – … Read More

UK Outlines Flawed “Low Carbon Transition Plan”

July 16, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

After twelve years in power the British Labour government yesterday outlined what it has deemed a “low carbon transition plan”. Coopting language from the growing Transition Town movement is a crafty tactic by the British government that is promising to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 34% by 2020 with 80% cut by 2050. Let’s get … Read More

Its Gore Versus Obama Over Coal

February 4, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

This one promises to be quite a fight. In the one corner stands the former US Vice President Al Gore and his Alliance for Climate Protection. In the other is current President Obama, riding high on a wave of popularity and public expectation. In the middle stands the concept of clean coal and the future … Read More