Air Pollution Archives
Road to the future
18th September 2018 | Peter Rolton: Chairman
Last week, Birmingham hosted an exciting world first: the Zero Emission Vehicle Summit. Officially opened with a speech from Theresa May, our Prime Minister declared an intention to “put the UK at the forefront of the design and manufacturing of zero-emission vehicles”, announcing that the country is already taking “significant strides forward” in this area and pledging £106m in research and development funding for low carbon and green vehicle technologies.
Attenborough's Apollo mission
12th October 2015 | Peter Rolton
When John F. Kennedy spoke about his ambition to land on the moon back in 1962, he did so in the strongest terms.
The Economics of Clean Energy
24th September 2015 | Peter Rolton
Winding the clock back to the start of parliament in 2010, I’m sure we all remember David Cameron promising to deliver ‘the greenest government ever’, with rhetoric about taking the necessary hard decisions to ensure we are equipped for a prosperous and low-carbon future.
The End of the Oil Age?
4th September 2015 | Peter Rolton
I have written before about the fact that even though 30 percent of known oil reserves will have to stay in the ground if we are to curb climate change to within acceptable limits, eye-watering sums of money are still being spent on exploration for new reserves.
Zero Carbon Housing Kicked to the Curb
17th July 2015 | Chris Evans
Last week, the Government released a paper entitled ‘Fixing the Foundations: Creating a More Prosperous Nation’ in which the zero carbon buildings policy, first announced by Labour in 2006, was unceremoniously scrapped.
The Importance of Starting the Day Correctly
8th May 2015 | Craig Smith
In an industry of high pressure, demanding deadlines and the need to deliver, often the hardest challenge is to simply draw a line under a bad day and start a fresh the next morning. It is important and I'll explain why.