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

“We are seeing fraud-mongering on clean energy”

August 19, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

It’s turning into Astroturf August. Hot on the heels of the revelations about the fake oil industry PR campaign, comes the fake coal PR campaign. We knew that the fossil fuel industry would not give up without a fight, but we did not realise that had turned into such fossil fools, by have all their … 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

“We don’t want the world to boil, no coal, no oil!”

March 3, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

Despite the biting cold weather they came in their thousands, prepared to undertake the largest-ever act of civil disobedience on climate change in the US. They were wrapped up warm, but wore hard hats, boiler suits and face masks, they dressed as dirty chimneys, or were in their “Sunday Best”. There was a real festival … 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