Sue Wheat thought a wood-burning stove was the greenest way to heat her house until a chat with authors, Nick Grant and Alan Clarke, made her think again. The biggest crisis of her eco-refurb so far? You bet it was!
The Greening-the-Box initiative aims to demonstrate that retrofitting can transform hard-to-heat housing association and council properties into models of low-tech sustainability and fuel efficiency - with almost zero heating
The outgoing chief of the Government's independent sustainability watchdog, Jonathon Porritt, has criticised the Treasury and Department for Business for a failure to advance the sustainable development agenda
A hub of invention, why can't the automobile industry get a handle on low-carbon cars? The answer's in the profit margins - which is why the credit crunch offers hope for the future, says Harriet Williams
A new generation of biofuels is poised to come into the market. Grown on unused, ‘marginal’ land they won’t compete for our food crops. But just where exactly is all this marginal land, and whose backyard might it be? Helena Paul reports
The car industry is still promoting and advertising gas guzzling vehicles just as fervently as it did 18 months ago, exposing manufacturer's claims that they are producing greener cars which consumers 'just don't buy'.
Less than a month after George Bush used his State of the Union address to announce that the US would use biofuels to achieve energy independence, companies across the globe are threatening to stop production because of rising prices.
Our lives are now so dependent on oil that it is impossible to conceive of a world without it. Before long, however, we will have no choice. The sooner we start planning for that reality, and changing the way we live, the better our chance of survival.