Monthly Archives: February 2012
Former Chancellor Lord Lawson has been an outspoken critic of UK and European climate change and renewables policy. He famously founded The Global Warming Policy Foundation, which has been criticized by many observers as being a pseudo-scientific body set up … Continue reading
Last week Drax, the UK’s largest independent generator and also, historically, the largest user of biomass for power generation in the country, issued its preliminary results for 2011. Observers of the bioenergy sector over the last few years will know … Continue reading
On Friday (24 February), the Energy and Climate Change Committee of the House of Commons, chaired by Tim Yeo MP, launched an inquiry to investigate the impact of potential Scottish independence on energy and climate change. With timing which made … Continue reading
A study, led by Oxford University scientists, has found that farms which produce high levels of food using environmentally-friendly practices could be better for the environment than both organic and conventional farms. The researchers found that ‘integrated’ farms that maximised … Continue reading
According to the Irish agricultural research organisation Teagasc, Ireland’s attempts to build a biofuel industry have stalled spectacularly.