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UK at the heart of EU! Selling out renewable energy

Jill Evans MEP questions the EU's support for nuclear power


Fossils fuelled

Fossil-fuel consumers worldwide received about six times more state subsidies last year than were given to the renewable-energy industry, the International Energy Agency said on 9 November.

Kicking Merthyr while it's down!

Anyone heard of the Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC)? No, neither had we until recently.

Opencast attack

In mid-March, activists at the Happendon Wood Action Camp disrupted the South Lanarkshire council planning committee meeting that gave approval to Scottish Coal’s plans to develop Happendon Wood fo

David J C MacKay, 'Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air'; Kate Evans, 'The Carbon Supermarket'; Turbulence Collective, 'Turbulence Issue #5: And now for something completely different'

Sustainable Energy – Without the Hot Air, UIT Cambridge, 2008; ISBN 978-0-954-452-93-3; 384pp; £19.99; free to download from www.withouthotair.com. The Carbon Supermarket, 16pp; free to download from www.cartoonkate.co.uk. Turbulence Issue #5: And now for something completely different, Turbulence Collective, 2009; 40pp; free download from www.turbulence.org.uk


Rob Hopkins, 'Transition Town Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience'; Shaun Chamberlin, 'The Transition Timeline'; Oliver Tickell, 'Kyoto2: How to Manage the Global Greenhouse'

Transition Town Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience, Green Books, 2008; ISBN 978 1 900322 18 8; 240pp; £12.95. The Transition Timeline, Green Books, 2009; ISBN 978 1 900322 56 0; 192pp; £12.95. Kyoto2: How to Manage the Global Greenhouse, Zed, 2008; ISBN 978 1 848130 25 8; 124pp; £10.99


Editorial: At the flick of a switch...

As the government opened the public phase of its energy review at the end of January, ministers were busy warning that “doing nothing is not an option”.

Billy Langley & Dan Curtis , 'Going with the flow: Small scale water power'

Centre for Alternative Technology Publications, 2004. ISBN 1 8980 4918 1; 160pp; £12.99