“Smart grids provide the foundation for managing energy use and reducing demand” - Lord (Gus) O’Donnell

Smart technology for a cleaner, greener future

16 November 2015 7:05 pm

Ahead of the Paris climate conference, there is intense focus on the carbon policies of governments around the world. To…

South Florida is projected to continue to feel the effects of climate change and many of the cities have begun programs such as installing pumps or building up sea walls to try and combat the rising oceans. (Photo: Getty)

A Supreme Court justice and the scary plan to outlaw climate change

10 October 2015 9:00 am

How do you make an imaginary problem so painfully real that everyone suffers? It’s an odd question to ask, you…


We let programmers run our lives. So how’s their moral code?

10 October 2015 9:00 am

A few years ago, in the week before Christmas when supermarket sales are at their highest, staff at one branch…

Volkswagon 80s Scirocco (Photo: Getty)

Perfectionism isn’t the same as integrity – as VW has shown

3 October 2015 9:00 am

Not that I was much of a boy racer, but the sexiest car I ever owned was a 1982 Volkswagen…


The Volkswagen diesel scandal was driven by carbon obsession

3 October 2015 8:00 am

A fixation on carbon emissions will produce many more scandals like the one that has shamed Volkswagen

Throwing away trash

My obsession with litter is bordering on mental illness

19 September 2015 8:00 am

It’s no good. I’ve tried to resist it, but I’ve succumbed. I’m now a full-blown litter Nazi. Whenever I leave…


Bristol, the European capital of green nannying and bureaucracy

5 September 2015 9:00 am

Environmental nannying is wrecking my beloved Bristol


Matt Ridley’s diary: Why a Guardian contributor wants me beheaded

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Martin Williams, former head of the government’s air quality science unit, has declared that the reason we have a problem…

A sudden glut: the shale revolution has come at a time when western oil demand is falling

Big Oil can expect a long and profitable decline

23 May 2015 9:00 am

The old energy giants can still make good money on the way down


My part in a masterpiece of political correctness

9 May 2015 9:00 am

Damien Hirst, Grayson Perry, James Delingpole: all winners of major art prizes. I was awarded mine last week by Anglia…

(Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty)

Welcome to Miliband country: how Labour would wreck rural life

2 May 2015 9:00 am

A ‘progressive alliance’ would be a profound threat to rural life

UK Braced For Further Storms As Rain And Snow Bring More Flood Misery

How long will it be before the climate forces us to change?

17 January 2015 9:00 am

As the climate changes, will we? The story of the little ice age suggests that adaptation will take years of suffering


Prue Leith’s diary: I want to be green, but I’ve got some flights to take first...

18 October 2014 9:00 am

‘Please God, make me good, but not yet.’ I know the feeling. As I get older and more deeply retired,…

Construction Of Europe's Largest Manmade Coastal Nature Reserve Begins On Wallasea Island

Don't blame the 'green blob', Owen Paterson. Blame your boss

9 August 2014 9:00 am

Owen Paterson shouldn’t hold green activists responsible for his sacking. The culprit was David Cameron


Why has Britain signed up for the world’s most expensive power station?

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Britain is about to buy the world’s most expensive power station

A successful obesity campaign? Fat chance

18 January 2014 9:00 am

Fat chances The National Obesity Forum said that Britain is reaching a ‘doomsday scenario’ where half the population is obese.…

The view from the trapped ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy

Global warming's glorious ship of fools

11 January 2014 9:00 am

Eco-warriors stranded in the Antarctic! It’s too good to be true


Why climate change is good for the world

19 October 2013 9:00 am

The current scientific consensus is that climate change is doing more good than harm


Think fracking’s bad for the countryside? Just look at farming…

31 August 2013 9:00 am

I’m off to Balcombe this weekend. In fact I might even carry a placard and paint my face with a…

Marc Rich Photo: Getty

The world is better off without Marc Rich – but his heirs still control the price of almost everything

6 July 2013 9:00 am

Marc Rich, the godfather of global commodity trading who died last week, ‘deserves credit as one of the greatest creators…


Meet the greatest threat to our countryside: sheep

1 June 2013 9:00 am

Sheep have done more damage to Britain’s environment than all the building that has ever taken place


Britain can’t afford to surrender to the greens on shale gas

11 May 2013 9:00 am

If we give in to the green lobby, Britain will drift into an energy crisis


Leaves on the line

18 December 2010 12:00 am

British trees face a growing range of threats

Leader: Less heat, more light

4 December 2010 12:00 am

We have heard surprisingly little about the climate change jamboree currently underway in Cancun.


Not every aspect pleases

2 June 2010 12:00 am

Half a century ago I read W. G. Hoskins’s book, The Making of the English Landscape, when it first came out. It was for me an eye-opener, as it was for many people.