Hereâ€™s a good greenwash starter for 10.
Wouldnâ€™t it be nice if we could take a fossil fuel and burn it without releasing any of that nasty CO2 into the atmosphere? Even better, what if that fossil fuel was one we still have a lot of in the UK? And better still, what if we could encourage a few environmental NGOs to support the idea, even when many scientists and some senior members of big energy companies donâ€™t think it will be commercially ready on time?
Welcome to the dreamworld of carbon capture and storage (or CCS for short). Only itâ€™s not a dream, itâ€™s very real, and the Scottish Government is pinning our energy future on it.
Continue reading The CCS Smokescreen and How to Avoid Supporting It
When it comes to climate change I donâ€™t pull my punches so I thought Iâ€™d start as I mean to go on. Whilst some of these articles will hopefully dispel the myths around â€˜eco-friendlyâ€™ products, Iâ€™ll also be discussing bigger problems that we all contribute to, knowingly or otherwise. These will be sprinkled with greenwash pet-hates such as carbon capture and storage, the mediaâ€™s coverage of climate change and other scientific matters, and the lack of real progress to improve the energy efficiency of housing. Iâ€™d really appreciate hearing from you if you think thereâ€™s an interesting case of greenwash that Iâ€™m missing, particularly a local one. If so please get in touch by e-mail.
Continue reading The Problem with Climate Change