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The Sustainable Futures Report

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Oct 30, 2015

The Royal Academy of Engineering reports that time is rapidly running out for the UK to develop its energy policy and expresses serious doubts about fracking. One of the junior ministers at the Department Of Energy and Climate Change says she understands it all now. We have the draft agreement text for COP21 - the...

Oct 23, 2015

The sustainable futures show website has just had a makeover. You'll find it at and there's now a facility for a keyword search as well as access to all the archives, which go back to 2007.

In this week’s episode we look at steel and the Chinese; electricity, and the Chinese and the circular economy...

Oct 16, 2015

 I'm working on a White Paper: “How will climate change your business in 2016?”

Here’s a preview. Some thoughts, news and ideas which will feature in the final version. 

Is the car industry a good investment after VW? Or should we be investing in coal, oil or other commodities? Did Goldman Sachs really say we can...

Oct 9, 2015

We're on the road to Paris. About 6 weeks from the start of COP21, the international climate change conference. Climate Action Tracker is monitoring progress. So is Jeremy Leggett. The latest instalment of "The Winning of the Carbon War" is out. George Osborne has been sharing plans for the UK's...

Oct 2, 2015

This week’s keynote interview is with Callum Roberts, Professor of Marine Conservation at the University of York. He’s concerned about the health of the world’s oceans and he tells us why we should be concerned too. 

First, Drax is coming out of Carbon Capture and Storage, Shell is coming out of the Arctic,...