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The election everyone lost

What infuriated me most about this general election was that never has so much been missed by so many.

After Ozymandias: will Labour miss the energy revolution?

…. Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand…

Energy politics ‘after the Milk Round

News of the 25% collapse in Areva’s share values triggered an unexpected sliver of sympathy in me.

Looking for a Piano Man*

This will be the first Labour Conference in the last 1,000 years to take place without Tony Benn.

‘2052’ and a sea of storms.

As the South of England sinks in a morass of flooded homes, or waits for the next river to burst,

M*A*S*H – as ‘smart’ as it gets

Film buffs will remember the stir caused by the release of M*A*S*H in 1970.

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Alan's Eco House

Turning a derelict lace hall into an eco home in the middle of Nottingham had some important reasons. It was always how I wanted to live. It was something I had bleated on about for years but not got round to doing...

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Transformation Moment

My pamphlet 'Transformation Moment' is intended to support the case for a radical shift in energy thinking; as much about democracy as technology, and about 'systems' rather than just supply.

TWITTER

From 2008-2010 Labour spending on flood defences rose by 10% p.a. Since then increases have run at 1.2% p.a. and weighted towards higher value properties (in the South).
Sadly, large numbers of those who voted Tory are now floating voters.

Tories ignored expert flood advice and courted austerity. Behold the results | Simon Wren-Lewis

The Pitt review predicted the current crisis in 2008, but the report was overlooked. Now the devastating results of this are clear, says professor of ...

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George Osborne answered "In Downing Street - where you put him." It would be more honest to have said "On Planet Rich, Cosy and Disinterested...suckers."

George Osborne answered "In Downing Street - where you put him." It would be more honest to have said "On Planet Rich, Cosy and Disinterested...suckers."
Jeremy Corbyn@jeremycorbyn

Where's Boris Johnson?

...And why no emergency meeting of COBRA? Forget HS2. Just send huge dollops of cash on existing networks to address flood relief and prevention work NOW. It's called LEADERSHIP.

Jeremy Corbyn@jeremycorbyn

Boris Johnson has shown his true colours by not offering support to flood hit communities or even visiting them.

https://t.co/U0q48tUihL

French government is now considering a '0% nuclear' plan for its energy system

Yet UK govt is still intent on buying French nuclear reactors that its home country has rejected

You don't have to be an energy geek to wonder what the hell is going on

La construction de l'EPR de Flamanville et la part du nucléaire : les défis d'EDF

Le gouvernement réfléchit à un plan énergétique "0% nucléaire" et l'EPR de Flamanville, toujours en construction, devrait ouvrir, au m...

www.europe1.fr

Antarctica has hit 20.7C for the first time. Dominic Cummings has called for the continent to be sacked for undermining Boris' free trade delusions.

Antarctic temperature rises above 20C for first time on record

Scientists describe 20.75C logged at Seymour Island as ‘incredible and abnormal’

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