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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.

UK Energy Market Subsidies

Environmental Audit Select Committee Inquiry: UK Energy Market Subsidies Summary of Conclusions…

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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.

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Theresa May demands re-run of the Eurovision Song Contest, claiming her own UK version of 'Losing Game' would take some beating. On this, she may be right.

Great to see the police taking such a 'healthy living' stand. Perhaps they could look next at the disruptive dangers of saturated-fat, fast foods too.

Liam.@parcelorogues

Police Scotland imposing intelligence-led milkshake bans is a new one 😳 https://t.co/jQiYeObfjO

This is the Conference's loss (big time). Perhaps The World Transformed should offer you (and the police) a platform to discuss 'climate breakdown and democracy': a real crowd puller.

Leo Murray@crisortunity

Does anyone else think it’s kind of peculiar that it is the police who decide who can and can’t attend political party conferences

.@BBC .@BBCOne PLEASE extend availability #Attenborough's "Climate Change:The Facts" indefinitely?

It is the superb consciousness raiser of our time on #ClimateEmergency but due to time out on iplayer, this Saturday.

Pls RT if you agree

WATCH: https://t.co/KcS33sFD4c

.@BBC .@BBCOne PLEASE extend availability #Attenborough's "Climate Change:The Facts" indefinitely? 

It is the superb consciousness raiser of our time on #ClimateEmergency but due to time out on iplayer, this Saturday.

Pls RT if you agree

WATCH: https://t.co/KcS33sFD4c

A cheap conversation that only takes place between people who don't get out enough. Look at the countries racing into 'clean' economics. They're the ones creating all the jobs...without killing the kids.

Jim Pickard@PickardJE

One union official on Momentum demand for 2030 zero-carbon target:

“We have to save the planet but if you put most people on the spot and offer them no job or a dead planet, they would take the risk of a dead planet.” https://t.co/CvDjydY42M

Not sure that the rhyme scans, but the kids are right. The real issue is whether, as adults, we've become too dumb to listen.

Not sure that the rhyme scans, but the kids are right. The real issue is whether, as adults, we've become too dumb to listen.
Jim Pickard@PickardJE

Peak Islington: vox popping in Corbyn’s constituency

https://t.co/CuYawbZEnN

Oh Alabama! Why not instead give all males vasectomies, and then women could have the option of reversals, as and when required?

Would the FT be happier if we followed Denmark, redefining energy as a service, not a market? They don't sell energy for a profit, but deliver integrated heat and power networks that have Europe's highest rate of grid stability. Publicly popular, hated by cartels.

Jim Pickard@PickardJE

Breaking news https://t.co/gAqPo85s7g

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