By Fiona Harvey, Our World 2.0
The world is likely to build so many fossil-fuelled power stations, energy-guzzling factories and inefficient buildings in the next five years that it will become impossible to hold global warming to safe levels, and the last chance of combating dangerous climate change will be “lost for ever”, according to the most thorough analysis yet of world energy infrastructure.
By Fiona Harvey, Financial Times (UK)
Farmers could help ease the fuel crisis, the government has said. ... Ms Beckett acknowledged the UK had a long way to go to build up its biofuel industry: "This country is coming from a very low base in terms of biofuel production. The question is how speedily we can move."
By Fiona Harvey, Financial Times
More than 16 per cent of the European Union's land is affected by soil degradation, but in the accession countries more than a third is affected, according to the first Soil Atlas of Europe, published last week.