Monthly Archives: September 2012

Do you know the water footprint of your food?

The Guardian, September 22 2012 Asked to guess the water footprint of the fantastic milky coffee that I am drinking in Leila’s Shop, a cafe and food shop in Shoreditch, London, I hazard a guess of 10, maybe 15 litres? The actual figure … Continue reading

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The new Green Party leader

The Ecologist, September 12 2102 When Caroline Lucas stood down as leader of the Green Party in May, things were looking a little confused. The party was sitting on a string of successes – an MP, two MEP, a city council … Continue reading

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The energy minister and the Taxpayer’s Alliance

September 11, 2012 So it turns out that, up until July this year at least, John Hayes, our new Energy minister, was employing Dr Lee Rotherham as one of his members of staff. Who is Rotherham? Well, according to the … Continue reading

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Reshuffle thoughts; Heathrow will be a mess, but it’s also a distraction. The real issue is energy

First column as the Ecologist’s political correspondent (hurrah!); September 5th 2012 Reshuffles work like this. The prime minister and his best mates huddle together for a week or two, reviewing all their ministers and trying to work out who they … Continue reading

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News in review

A news round up for Headline Environment, July 23 Prices was what everything environmental seemed to come down to last week. The price of milk. The price of corn. The price of oil (always the price of oil). And the … Continue reading

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