George Monbiot

The great FiT debate

by Mel Starrs on March 29, 2010

in Feed In Tariff

Unless you have been under a rock for the past few weeks, you can’t have failed to notice the latest undiginified mud-slinging match between parties who are all allegedly “on the same side”. Putting aside what these puerile rants do for the image of the industry (have we learnt nothing from climate-gate?), who said what […]


Is activism dead?

by mel starrs on April 2, 2008

in Opinion, Theory and Comment

I opened up my Google Reader this morning to find this post by Michael over at Phil’s blog. Michael’s take on Greenpeace and the broader issue of activism is summarised by his remembering of AS politics: it was the oppositional nature of our bicameral system that led to the fractious nature of politics in this […]

{ 6 comments } for February 6th

by mel starrs on February 7, 2008

in News

What caught my eye today, February 6th: Answers to your questions (Jonathon Porritt) – Great interview with Jonathan Porritt. I particularly like his response to the thorny issues of BP/BAA and offsetting flights. FT no longer on the QT about wind power – Summary from Greenpeace on recent article on wind power in the FT […]


George’s latest rant

by mel starrs on March 21, 2007

in Uncategorized

George Monbiot’s off on one again in the Guardian here: Her (Ruth Kelly) planning statement on climate change, published the same day, banned local authorities from setting higher energy efficiency standards for homes than national building regulations require. The PPS supplement in question is here.  Consultation is now over, but the ACE (not that ACE, […]


A lesson in carbon conversion factors

by Mel Starrs on December 5, 2006

in Economics

The Stern Report has kicked off some of the most immature tit for tat I have ever come across. Monckton vs. Monbiot, Lomborg vs. Stern etc., etc. It’s like watching a playground tiff – fascinating to watch grown men getting their knickers in a twist, basically over semantics, politics and economics. I could loftily ignore […]


::via Guardian EA have released a list of the top 100 environmentalists EVER. Some favourites of mine included in the list (with ideas for Xmas list reading and viewing): 4. David Attenborough – Sunday nights just wouldn’t be the same without Planet Earth 5. James Lovelock – I’d recommend two of his books Revenge of […]

{ 1 comment }