I'm a writer and thinker, a lover of books, words and stories, art, film and photography. I live in Luton, and divide my time between working for a small publisher, and freelance writing, community activism, and gardening my little patch of Earth.
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Last week the Centre for Alternative Technology launched the latest edition of the Zero Carbon Britain report. It’s a framework for moving Britain to a sustainable, postcarbon way of life, and it looks at energy, transport, waste and land use. It’s an ambitious but practical plan, but the thing that caught my eye most of […]
From 2016 all new homes built in Britain will be zero carbon. It’s one of those targets that struck fear into some when it was announced, because the additional costs to build to zero carbon standard added tens of thousands of pounds to the bill. It could add £15,000 to a flat, and £40,000 to […]
“The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function”, professor Albert Bartlett used to famously say. We tend to underestimate the impact of something growing at a steady rate, and nowhere is that more true than in the area of resource depletion. Because we don’t understand the effect of […]