October 2012

Green campaigners remind UK chancellor of the potential of the green economy

Deborah Meaden, successful businesswoman and star of the BBC’s Dragon’s Den, recently took part in a protest outside the Treasury, criticising chancellor George Osborne’s attitude to the green energy and business. The protest, organised by Stop Climate Chaos, saw campaigners don green hard-hats to promote their message that “green is working” – a reference to the fact that the low-carbon sector is one of the few parts of the UK

Boris Johnson admits errors on cycling statistics

In May, the London mayor Boris Johnson claimed that in 62% of serious cycling accidents (where the cyclist is killed or seriously injured), the rider broke the law. It was questioned by cycling groups and it turned out Johnson was repeating some hearsay he’d been told at a public meeting. Green London Assembly member Jenny Jones submitted a written question which, last last month, finally got a reply. I asked