Behind the Headlines

Without the hot air

There’s a lot happening in the renewables space around the world right now… and it’s important to retain that sense of perspective and continue to look through the right lens. This is especially important with the Paris Agreement being formalised and many hundreds of major corporations, governments and other organisations pushing on with investments in…
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Science of climate

Where do you stand on climate change? A question you may have been asked, and you may have asked yourself, too. Me? It’s clear changes are occurring and the natural environment is being affected by the very large amounts of CO2 and other stuff we humans pump out at an unprecedented rate. Stuff that took…
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Cameron’s coat of green is rapidly wearing thin

Rewind the clock six years and David Cameron and George Osborne were the golden boys of the green movement. Ever since, Cameron has made no secret that his commitments in opposition were hyperbole. Yet watching him in front of the liaison committee in January it was hard to tell whether (as Footprint’s associate editor, Nick…
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Move along please, there’s nothing to see here…

Looming energy crisis. Lights to go out by 2025. Just a couple of the headlines in the wake of the announcement that a decision by EDF’s commitment to construct Hinkley Point C has been postponed. However, it’s not just about Hinkley Point - the issue runs much deeper. The Government’s commitment to close all coal-fired…
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When city art meets renewable energy

In a world that is striving to transform our large conurbations into ‘Green cities’, a combination of embedded renewable energy and aesthetics have never been so important. The Land Art Generator Initiative is changing the way people are thinking about energy solutions and portraying climate change adaptation in a city context. This Initiative, known as…
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