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The Sustainable Futures Report

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May 27, 2016

Yes, this week it’s all about fracking as North Yorkshire County Council gives the go-ahead. A giant cruise liner leaves Southampton and leaves under a cloud. And who’s flying a kite? Under water?

Do you have a buy-to-let or investment property? Will it meet the new energy efficiency requirements? All this and...

May 20, 2016

This week I’m concentrating on skills - the skills we need to build sustainable futures. The skills James Dyson’s been talking about; skills mentioned at this week’s Buy Yorkshire conference and skills covered at the Sustainable Best Practice Exchange. Also in this episode some comments on Ende gelände, the...

May 13, 2016

I'm a gardener. I've often been told that there is no such thing as weed. It's just a plant in the wrong place.

I'm a consumer. We’re increasingly told that there is no such thing as rubbish. It's just materials in the wrong place.

This week we ask whether electronic waste is the new gold-rush and comment on a new...

May 8, 2016

The oil price is up - and down; the £ is down. Temperatures are up in Canada to record levels for May and wildfires have broken out in Alberta, leading to the evacuation of some 80,000 residents from the town of Fort MacMurray. 

In Nevada the train goes up, the train goes down. It’s called advanced rail...