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Alan Whitehead: “Clean energy is no longer on the periphery of policymaking”

The outgoing Labour MP and shadow minister for energy security on attitudes towards climate change, reskilling workers, and local power initiatives.

19/06/2024

The future of private credit

Private credit, or non-bank direct lending to private companies, is a rapidly growing asset class. Investors manage  $1.5trn globally in private credit, according to Preqin.

19/06/2024

Peatlands are nature’s unsung climate warriors

These ancient landscapes have a myriad of functions, from carbon storage to biodiversity restoration.

06/06/2024

Community ownership matters

Extending cooperative models of ownership for core community assets can open the path to true decentralisation.

24/04/2024

Transforming the renewable energy sector

Dogger Bank, powered by SSE, will become the UK's largest wind farm – and power over six million homes.

09/11/2023

Why climate despair is a luxury

When you take on hope, you take on its opposites and opponents: despair, defeatism, cynicism and pessimism. And, I would argue, optimism. What all these enemies of hope have in common is confidence about what is going to happen, a false certainty…

17/07/2023

The man who lives on rubbish

Dumpster-diving with Patrick O’Hare, the anthropologist fighting for our right to what people throw away.

30/07/2022

Why an end to economic growth is inevitable

Fifty years after the Limits to Growth report was published, the concept of post-growth remains largely taboo.

29/06/2022

Scotland’s forests are the largest they have been for 900 years

The share of Scotland that is forested has increased from 6 per cent a century ago to around 18 per cent today.

08/04/2022

“We grow meat from cells, they are just not connected to a cow”: Didier Toubia on the future of farming

Reducing the environmental impact of meat is becoming big business. The CEO of Aleph Farm explains why he is betting on lab-grown meat.

01/12/2021

How forests are helping Rwanda heal the climate and its communities

Planting millions of trees is part of the national recovery from the 1994 genocide, when 800,000 people were killed.

10/11/2021

How the world is winning the fight against neglected tropical diseases

New drugs have made the elimination of horrific conditions such as sleeping sickness feasible.

27/08/2019

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