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Making the polluter pay for the transition to net zero

24 Mar 2019

Should the fossil fuel industry fund the transition to zero carbon? In the UK they cause around £44 billion worth of damage each year.

The wrong kind of transport spending - will the Chancellor rescue us?

Craig Bennett19 Mar 2019

How can the Chancellor's spending review save us from Chris Grayling's climate wrecking transport plans?

The opportunity costs of HS2

19 Mar 2019

HS2 is using money that's needed for buses, trams, walking, cycling and other railway projects if we are to beat climate change and cure commuter hell.

Nature’s in trouble. Now, for my next trick

Paul De Zylva19 Feb 2019

Governments and businesses are presenting biodiversity offsetting as a nature conservation solution. But it’s failing people and the planet.

How the gas industry is trying to kill eco heating

Mike Childs21 Feb 2019

The gas industry wants to increase the UK’s consumption of natural gas. And it's come up with a cunning plan.

Transforming public transport

15 Feb 2019

Free bus travel should be offered in the UK to the under 30's as a stepping stone to free bus travel for all.