Environment

Can the Greens make good on the yellow’s broken promises?

11 November 2010 17:15

One consequence of coalition and the student fees row is, as Nick Clegg said this morning, that the Lib Dems…

The Big Society in action

28 October 2010 10:45

The Big Society, in so far as it can be defined at all, envisages an empowered people taking responsibility for…

Hunt the heretic

7 October 2010 14:08

Eureka, the science magazine from The Times, is in many ways a brilliant accomplishment. Advertising is following readers in an…

Opportunistic Ed stuttering for an authentic voice

28 September 2010 9:00

The fightback begins here. To that end, Ed Miliband is being offered plenty of advice by the swords around his…

Clegg must resist temptation

16 August 2010 11:16

As Pete notes, Nick Clegg is moderating the debate over the spending review in David Cameron’s absence. It’s an unenviable…

Prepare to be nudged

10 August 2010 13:31

‘Nudge’ posits that people can be subtly cajoled into changing their behaviour. The Cameroons were convinced nudgers at one stage.…

Huhne backs nuclear energy through gritted teeth

9 August 2010 16:33

You could almost hear the thumbscrews being tightened as Chris Huhne appeared on Today this morning to back nuclear power.…

Forging a cheaper green policy

27 July 2010 14:57

The debate over climate change is one of the most polarised in UK politics, between those advocating doing everything possible…

Dealing with China in 2010

1 January 2010 12:52

The execution of Akmal Shaikh has brought China to our frontpages, and to the forefront of diplomatic thinking, as the…

I blame Bono for the Copenhagen failure

20 December 2009 12:56

So who or what is to blame for the failure of the Copenhagen gathering to achieve what most people hoped…

The truth about global warming

5 December 2009 13:05

Anyone interested in climate change should buy The Spectator today. We don’t normally make such naked plugs here on Coffee…

What happens when you try to debate climate change…

4 December 2009 21:16

Sky News invited me around for what I expected would be a civil debate on climate change at 2:30pm today…

The political case for environmentalism weakens

29 November 2009 15:29

The Politics Show conducted a fascinating poll into the concerns of voters aged under 20. The Recession Generation are primarily…

Nudging us to go green

26 November 2009 17:47

When the Tories first got interested in nudge theory in the summer of 2008 there was some sneering and questioning…

My beef with Stern

27 October 2009 13:04

I must admit that I despaired this morning when I heard that Nick Stern was arguing that meat eating should…

An empty chair for Monbiot

15 September 2009 16:09

Why do the high priests of climate change alarmism fear debate so much? Part of their litany is a desire…

Blair is right on climate change

5 July 2009 22:55

Ahead of Tony Blair’s launch of a report on climate change, he’s given an interview to The Sunday Times. The…