May 6th, 2015

Liberally green: the LibDem manifesto

Nick Clegg Bournemouth

by Peter Jones

 

The Liberal Democrats do not appear to be faring well in public opinion compared with five years ago. Perhaps their role in propping up a government with a broadly Conservative agenda has alienated their left-leaning supporters – or perhaps there are just more options available for those who don’t want to vote either Labour or Tory.

Read more on Liberally green: the LibDem manifesto…


April 22nd, 2015

Green light: Labour’s manifesto lacks substance on the environment

Ed_Miliband_Leaders_Live

by Bethany Ledingham

 

There are only 15 days left until the 2015 General Election. The party manifestos have been polished and published for media and voter scrutiny. Issues such as the NHS and the deficit are dominating the headlines, so it’s easy for environmental policies to slip under the radar. But with the Green Party’s growing membership, and their inclusion in the recent party leader’s debate, have the main parties felt the pressure to up the ante on their green policies?

Read more on Green light: Labour’s manifesto lacks substance on the environment…


January 2nd, 2015

Down in the dumps with Delingpole

Landfill habitat sml

by Peter Jones

 

For a couple of years now it has been clear that the Daily Mail, despite being printed on largely recycled newsprint, is no fan of recycling. As regular Isonomia readers will know, on occasion I’ve been able to force it to withdraw some of its more egregious claims.

Read more on Down in the dumps with Delingpole…


September 26th, 2014

Landfill gas: taxable commodity or a potent pollutant?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

by Chris Eden

 

Spanish renewable energy policy has always been a broad brush affair, with a wide range of different technologies lumped into the same basket. Indeed, one area where Spain has been quite successful is a form of energy that some might not even call renewable: biogas, specifically landfill biogas. This gas is essentially a by-product of the process of degradation of organic material, such as food garden or animal waste, which both EU law and environmental ideals would keep well away from landfill.

Read more on Landfill gas: taxable commodity or a potent pollutant?…


August 30th, 2013

Playing chicken with the climate: why environmentalists should go veggie

Bypass Burger

by Francis Vergunst

 

You’ve heard it from the Greens, you’ve heard it from your friends, you’ve probably even heard it from your grandma… and now you’re hearing it from the government too. What’s the big deal? Do we really need to eat less meat – or none at all? I would argue that becoming vegetarian could be the most effective action you take against climate change. Consider the following.

Read more on Playing chicken with the climate: why environmentalists should go veggie…


March 11th, 2013

Science and the environment: bridging the credibility gap

Eric Hobsbawm

by Ann Ballinger

 

At the core of my work for Eunomia is a belief in evidence-based decision making. Sometimes the evidence is stronger than others, and there is an element of art in selecting the assumptions that go into even the most rigorous lifecycle analysis or a cost benefit analysis. Taking a dispassionate approach to the evidence remains my aim – but there is no doubt that this has become increasingly difficult in the environmental sector as a whole, leading in extreme cases to some questioning the role of science in society.

Read more on Science and the environment: bridging the credibility gap…


October 19th, 2012

Is the climate changing in the local press?

South Point Wind Farm

By Ben Wilde

 

Climate change seems to have disappeared from the spotlight. Politicians and the media both are giving the issue far less focus, at a time when the continued public reinforcement of its importance seems crucial.

Read more on Is the climate changing in the local press?…