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Heat & light: UK energy and climate policy in context

Caspar Henderson - Boiling frogs in Whitehall

Roger Levett - Obviation not generation
We don’t need more energy – just more imagination,
intelligence . . . and political courage. By Roger Levett

Madeleine Bunting - Crippled by the hypocrisy police
MaDeleine Bunting on the problem of speaking out

Dieter Helm - Energy policy: politics v economics
Politicians should focus on creating long-term markets in carbon reduction and in security, not on picking technological winners, says Dieter helm

Keith Barnham and David Lowry - Strange love
Why did Tony Blair learn to stop worrying and love nuclear power? Keith Barnham and David Lowry on America’s atomic allure

Keith Barnham - Vorsprung durch technik
German experience shows that nuclear is no match for wind and solar power, say Keith Barnham and Massimo Mazzer

Simon Shackley and Jon Gibbins - The case for carbon capture
Whether we like it or not, the world is going to burn a lot of coal and gas. UK industry can lead the way in carbon capture and storage, but government must be prepared to act quickly, too. Simon Shackley and Jon Gibbins report

Martin Bright - "I'm running a 100% review"
Martin Bright talks to Malcolm Wicks, the minister charged with delivering the UK energy review

I walk the line
Francis Maude pees on his compost. David Cameron rides a bike because it is "a lovely thing to do". But 54 MPs have pledged to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 25 per cent within five years. Some of them told us how

Caspar Henderson - Reason and light
John Houghton tells Caspar Henderson how he convinced the leaders of 30-40 million evangelical Christians in the US to get serious about climate change

Andrew Scott - Small is sustainable
Decentralised energy must be part of Britain's efforts to combat poverty in developing countries, says Andrew Scott, policy director at Practical Action

Clive Bates - Wasting assets
Clive Bates asks how many investors it takes to change a light bulb

Jean Mahony - Green virgins in outer space
From São Paulo to Shanghai, mass air travel is booming. But what about a pleasure ride to the edge of the atmosphere? A company couldn't possibly do this and be green into the bargain, could it? Jean O'Mahony investigates

Lyle Estill - The biodiesel watershed
Not all biofuels are bad news, argues Lyle Estill

Fred Pearce - The trillion-tonne challenge
What should come after the end of the first round of the Kyoto Protocol in 2012? Fred Pearce makes a business case for idealism

Nick Robins - Fear, greed, and finance
There is a growing gap between investor awareness about climate change and actual patterns of investment. Nick Robins reports from the City on the task ahead

Matthew Spencer - A view from the ground
Matthew Spencer left his life as a metro-wonk to save the world, one cow pat at a time

Roger Levett - Fun with fractions

Tony Grayling - Call my bluff
A cross-party consensus on climate change is desirable but it has to mean something, says Tony Grayling

Roger Harrabin - Private virtue, public good
Facing up to climate change is often framed by government as an issue of personal responsibility. What if the public rejects this view, asks Roger Harrabin

Angela Saini - Oil be damned
Angela Saini scrutinises the green fuel claims of London-based oil giants

Editorial Notes: All articles are available online. The entire energy supplement is available as PDF. -BA

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