Author Archives: Guy Shrubsole

It’s increasingly clear that human activity is influencing weather extremes

Winter storms set climate alarm bells ringing, writes Friends of the Earth climate campaigner Guy Shrubsole.

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Select committee calls on coalition to tackle Britain’s outsourced emissions

The UK government cannot ignore the huge issue of outsourced emissions any longer, writes Guy Shrubsole.

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The new dash for gas is utter folly

“We can’t take our foot off the gas for some time yet,” new energy secretary Ed Davey said at the weekend; Guy Shrubsole explains why this strategy is wrong.

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Shale gas fantasists and wind sceptics need to get real

Guy Shrubsole shows the Spectator how to do real environmental journalism. Hint: It’s not the way they do it.

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Is a ‘green populism’ possible, and can Labour help foster it?

Guy Shrubsole addresses Maurice Glasman’s arguments that Labour and the greens need to work together to build a new populist politics of the environment.

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Shale gas is not the answer to our energy problems – and here’s why

Shale gas is not the answer to our energy problems – and it could be a fracking disaster, writes Guy Shrubsole.

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Compass book puts to Labour-Green co-operation

Labour and the Greens have much to learn from each other- if they can find a way to co-operate

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Committee on Climate Change must be free to investigate rising emissions

The Committee on Climate Change is the independent advisor on emissions – yet at present it is being prevented from investigating the ongoing rise in UK emissions.

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Carbon Trust reveals UK emissions likely to rise into the 2020s

The Carbon Trust has today released new data revealing how the UK’s total carbon emissions are likely to rise into the 2020s, despite legally-binding targets to cut domestic emissions by a third.

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Successor body to Sustainable Development Commission is badly needed

The Sustainable Development Commission – the government’s official watchdog on sustainability matters – formally closed its doors yesterday, after being axed because of spending cuts.

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