A diagram showing areas in London with potential for heat networks (source: Energy Savings Trust)

A burning issue: energy from waste

Our party entered the last general election with a short-term fix on the question of energy from waste (EfW). We cannot go into the next general election still saying that we need to do more research when evidence is there. The truth is, we are divided. There are those who see this as a good local NIMBY campaign and there are those who see incineration simply as a matter of waste policy. But some of us see this technology as part of a sustainable resource policy.

1 Nov 2002

The car conundrum

The car is the bete noire of many environmentalists. And for good reason. Road transport already accounts for more than a fifth of all the UK's climate change emissions and is a major source of local pollution. Road accidents kill and injure large numbers of people - more than 3,000 killed in the UK and 900,000 world wide every year. And our car-reliant society increasingly excludes the quarter of the population with no access to a car.

1 Nov 2002

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