Dozens of faith organisations to divest from fossil fuels, criticising producers over ‘empty rhetoric’ on climate
A joint commitment to remove investments in fossil fuel companies has been backed by 35 faith groups from around the world, who state that they cannot support businesses willing to expand extraction beyond what climate scientists have stated must be the limit.
Why ‘sticky’ groups may be the cause of our energy woes
In light of the slew of recent UK cover-up scandals: 1, 2. And, more specifically criticisms directed at Government energy policy, this month€™s piece is written to highlight the easy mistakes we (the trusting public) can make when buying into a group acceptance, when scandalous acts are all too often hidden from view in the name of straight jacketed policies.
Blowing the cap off benefits
It's common knowledge that religion and politics are topics best avoided in polite conversation. It seems that another subject is fast joining the taboo list round the dinner table, if the online response to a recent article in The Daily Telegraph (Householders waste £24 million subsidising redundant wind farms, 27 January 2012) is anything to go by. Low carbon energy generation, and in particular the UK Government's role in this area, is fast becoming a contentious issue for many Britons.
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