Environment

Britain recorded its “greenest ever” electricity system on Bank Holiday Monday when 80% of the nations power was generated by “zero-carbon power sources”. Wind made up 39% of the energy, solar 21% and nuclear 16% while there was zero coal generation and 10% produced by gas plants with the remainder made up of imports and biomass. It meant the levels of...

‘Humanity at tipping point’ warns Attenborough at UN Security Council session...

Sir David Attenborough issued a stark warning to world leaders that humanity’s future is at a tipping point in an historic address to the UN Security Council. The nonagenarian broadcaster and environmentalist said “climate change is the biggest threat to...

Pensioners rescued from floods as Storm Christoph batters north west

Pensioners, some in their 90s, are among thousands of people evacuated from their homes in England and Wales after flooding caused by Storm Christoph. Three “danger to life” flood warnings...

NAO report on government’s £18bn Covid contracts; Starmer v Corbyn; and the PM’s green...

The highly critical National Audit Office report into the government’s awarding of £18 billion in procurement deals has been overshadowed by infighting in the Labour party and the prime...

Asda sustainable store pilots in Leeds with value for money in mind

The well-known grocery outlet in Middleton, Leeds, has been transformed into the first Asda sustainable store. If this pilot lives up to its promise of making eco choices easy...

The Dido Problem – bags of gold and an ox’s hide. Why Baroness Harding...

The UK has reached a “critical juncture” with the government announcing a three tier alert system to try and defeat the coronavirus. From the outset of the pandemic the country has been told how vital...

Government is ‘all mouth and no action’ on environment and bio-diversity

The UK government has been excoriated for its failure to hit 85% of the environmental and biodiversity targets it pledged to meet a decade ago. The government’s own report submitted to the UN, admits a...

Your right to peaceful protest in UK is under threat, says Liberty

Liberty have warned that the right to peaceful protest in the UK is under threat with pre-emptive police measures and “unworkable restrictions” taken against demonstrators. The civil liberties group say forceful and “heavy-handed” police tactics...

XR’s 10 days of protest starts with arrests at Parliament Square

Extinction Rebellion (XR) protestors have converged on Parliament Square to begin 10 days of disruption and civil disobedience as MPs returned to the Commons today. Police made at least 90 arrests as thousands of XR...

London congestion charge back with 30% price hike and end to free buses

Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed the congestion charge will resume on Monday (May 18) and soon rise to £15 per day, charged seven days a week. Free travel for under 18s, over 60s and...