April 27th, 2018

Bad news: why journalists get the environment wrong

by Mike Brown   Listening to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme earlier this year, I heard an interviewer premise a question by saying that coffee cups weren’t really disposable because they couldn’t be recycled. Read that again – it makes no sense however you look at it. While it betrays a pretty weak grasp of […]


February 17th, 2017

Are renewable energy advocates hurting the climate cause?

by Paul McDivitt   In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, the proliferation of misinformation on social media is finally getting the attention it deserves. Or so I thought. Scrolling through my Facebook news feed recently, I stumbled upon an article shared by Climate Central, a nonprofit news organization focused on climate science. “The […]


December 4th, 2015

COP 21: what wood George Perkins Marsh do?

by Sophie Harvey-Franklin   This week, delegates from 195 countries are coming together in Paris to discuss a global approach to tackling climate change. It’s the 21st meeting of the Conference of the Parties (or COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and after the disappointingly scant results of previous meetings, this […]


May 6th, 2015

Liberally green: the LibDem manifesto

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 […]


April 22nd, 2015

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

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 […]


January 2nd, 2015

Down in the dumps with Delingpole

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. Since I last […]


September 26th, 2014

Landfill gas: taxable commodity or a potent pollutant?

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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 […]