Lord Lawson is today the main voice of climate denial in Britain - and 30 years ago he was personally responsible for the British state losing control over our reserves of fossil fuels. BRENDAN MONTAGUE investigates
The UK government’s decision this week to allow fracking undermines its commitments to tackle climate change and reduce fossil fuel use. It came just days before the government’s own data showed renewable electricity hit a record high last year. JOSEPH DUTTON reports
Recent research undertaken by Ethical Consumer magazine shows that seven major online retailers are ignoring European Union law and not showing energy labels for all required products. JOSIE WEXLER and CLARE CARLILE investigate
Shareholders in the six companies responsible for distributing electricity to homes and businesses across Britain are enjoying vast profits, according to a new Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit report. But this is driving up household bills. TOM PASHBY asks, is there a better alternative?
Environmentalists concerned about companies digging up gold and coal should also turn their attention the the energy use of mining Bitcoin, the virtual currency threatening to destabilise 'hard' cash. BRENDAN MONTAGUE reports
New, decentralised forms of energy are taking shape. Will these new forms be a stepping stone to replicating the developed world's centralised power systems, or will they be a leapfrog to a new model of energy provision?. ANDREW J CONWAY reports.
Britain will become 'world leaders in decarbonising our economy' claims John McDonnell at his speech to the Labour Party conference in Brighton today. And with Labour still ahead of the polls, his radical agenda for renewable energy could become government policy, reports BRENDAN MONTAGUE
Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, has been inconsistent at best about climate change. Now the country has massive nuclear expansion plans, which he claims is a solution. The apparent desire to appease energy companies and the violent oppression of nuclear opponents are a cause for serious concern. KUMAR SUNDARAM investigates
The advancement in technology and recent UK government policy announcements both point towards the successful take over of the electric car, even where other energy innovations have failed. Dr Christian Jardine assesses the latest developments
Environmental campaigning groups including Greenpeace and WWF publish a joint report today calling on the UK Government to bring forward the proposed ban on petrol and electric cars to 2030.
JOE WARE reports
A collapse in the price of uranium has not yet stopped Australian mining company GME from trying to press ahead with a massive open-pit uranium mine on an Arctic mountain in southern Greenland, writes Bill Williams - just returned from the small coastal town of Narsaq where local people and Inuit campaigners are driving the growing resistance to the ruinous project.
Forum for the Future, an international sustainability non-profit, has published a report in which former energy bosses, ministers and civil servants advise the Big Six energy companies to back renewables, reports BRENDAN MONTAGUE