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The Sustainable Futures Report

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Nov 27, 2014

My review of of Donnie Maclurcan's presentation for CASSE - the Centre for the Advancement of the Steady-State Economy - at Leeds University. Should all organisations be not-for-profit? Donnie believes they will be by the middle of the century.

Nov 21, 2014

Sustainability aspects of the York Business Conference. Not in the dark any more! Lord Rose tells us that sustainable business is good business and The Apprentice is bad business. Should we build HS2, HS3, a new runway at Heathrow and dual the York outer ring road?

Nov 14, 2014

This week China and the US reach a climate accord; George Osborne plans a sovereign wealth fund based on the riches from fracking and Rohit Talwar opens a window on the future at the NextGen14 conference.

Nov 10, 2014

The IPCC, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, issued the fourth part of AR5 last week. Professor Piers Forster, one of the lead authors, came to the University of York last week to explain how the final text was agreed.

Nov 6, 2014

With the publication of National Grid's annual Winter Outlook Report it's clear that safety margins between electricity supply and demand are much tighter than they were. However, standby generators and agreements with major power users are likely to be able to keep the lights on. The UK still needs a firm commitment...