The eco guide to optimism

The eco guide to optimism

Things are looking up: wind and solar make up three-quarters of new energy capacity. Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian Let’s begin with the bad news. First, Earth Overshoot Day – the point at which the world consumes more natural resources than the planet can...

UK energy price cap labelled ‘a stitch-up’

John Penrose, a Conservative MP and former minister who has led calls for a price cap, said Ofgem’s plans were a ‘stitch-up’ by the big six suppliers. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Labour has accused the government of betraying millions of households after the energy...

Energy price rises help drive UK inflation up to 2.7%

Increases in clothing, car tax and air fares also blamed as CPI exceeds City forecasts and adds to pressure on living standards and consumer spending The rising cost of electricity helped push inflation to 2.7% in April, its highest level in three and a half years....

Public support for renewables reaches ‘record highs’

Public support for renewable technologies has reached record highs according to government surveys, with opposition almost completely diminishing. The latest instalment of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s public attitudes tracker, which...
Pupil power: how students are turning schools green

Pupil power: how students are turning schools green

Recycling, solar panel installation and ‘walk to school weeks’ are among the initiatives being led by students. Photograph: Alamy At the Manchester Creative and Media Academy, six year 10 students have just done an environmental audit of their school. They conducted...
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