Analysis and opinion on environmental issues. Updated first of each month.

Transport & Environment, “How to get rid of Dirty diesels on city roads: Analysis of diesel restriction measures in European cities to date”

Local access restrictions can succeed in removing polluting vehicles from city centers and encourage cleaner alternatives


1 Apr 2018

Joe Romm, “Trump’s infrastructure plan is ‘a whole lot of waste’ just like his border wall”

On the folly of Trump’s infrastructure plans to spend billions of dollars on developing projects that will likely be ruined by the impacts of a rapidly changing climate


6 Mar 2018

Greg Archer, “Reconfirmed: Transport is Europe’s biggest climate problem”

Why transport is EU’s biggest climate problem, and what needs to be done to change that


1 Feb 2018

Frank Convery, “Where climate change will hurt most”

We are only beginning to learn where the climate damages will be, when they will occur and how catastrophic they will be


1 Jan 2018

John Sweeney, “Some Reflections on Attending the Bonn Global Climate Change Talks”

Ireland’s leading climatologist reflects on what has just happened during the UN global climate talks in Bonn, Germany


1 Dec 2017

Joe Romm, “With fast-charging, electric cars will soon match or beat gasoline cars in every respect”

Electric cars are on the verge of solving the last challenge they face in competing with gasoline cars — speed of recharging


2 Nov 2017

Transport & Environment, “Diesel: the true (dirty) story”

Executive Summary of T&E’s report on why diesel cars are not needed for EU economy, climate or environment Two years after the Dieselgate scandal …


1 Oct 2017

Peter Lehner, “Feed More With Less”

Redesigning our food system to radically reduce all types of waste from farm to fork


1 Sep 2017

European Geosciences Union, “Removing CO2 from the air required to safeguard children’s future”

Part of scientific basis for a lawsuit filed by 21 young people against the US government for violating their constitutional rights to life, liberty and property by failing to protect them against climate change.


1 Aug 2017

Joe Romm, “The ‘ancient carbon’ of Alaska’s tundra is being released, speeding up global warming”

The Alaskan tundra is warming so quickly it has become a net emitter of carbon dioxide ahead of schedule


1 Jul 2017

Andrew Murphy, “EU publishes damning report of emissions offsets, calling into question EU’s aviation climate strategy”

Relying solely on offsets to address aviation’s climate impact is unsustainable


1 Jun 2017

William Todts, “Europe’s love affair with biofuels is on the rocks”

The changing landscape for biofuels in Europe


2 May 2017

European Environmental Bureau (EEB), FROM FARM TO FORK: REDUCING FOOD WASTE

The paradox of so many going hungry and so many others wasting food


1 Apr 2017

Climate Analytics, “A stress test for coal in Europe under the Paris Agreement” (2017)

How to phase out coal by 2030, with different plans for different coal-dependent countries


1 Mar 2017

Samuel Kenny, “Vans: Falling through the cracks of Europe’s transport policy”

The use of vans has exploded since the 1990s, yet vans are truly the neglected outlier of Europe’s freight transport policy


1 Feb 2017

Richard K.F. Unsworth, Jessie Jarvis, Len McKenzie, and Mike van Keulen, “Seagrass is a marine powerhouse, so why isn’t it on the world’s conservation agenda?”

Seagrass, around since dinosaurs, keeps the world’s coastlines clean and healthy, and supports many different species of animal, including humans


1 Dec 2016

Thomas Quinn, “Lipstick on a pig? The 2nd Cork Declaration on Rural Development”

In the wake of the 2nd Cork Declaration on Rural Development, Thomas Quinn weighs up the chronic imbalances of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)


1 Nov 2016

David Roberts, “Relax, your electric car isn’t going to run out of juice”

“Range anxiety” from driving electric cars is very rapidly going to become an anachronism.


1 Oct 2016

Carlos Calvo Ambel, “4 reasons why cutting transport emissions is not expensive”

It’s time to break the mantra that reducing the sector’s climate impact will be costly


1 Sep 2016

Berna van Vilsteren and Vincent Harmsen, “Clean air bought the farm: agro-lobby decimates air quality directive”

The inside story of how the agriculture sector lobbied to weaken EU air quality standards with serious consequence for the health of Europeans


1 Aug 2016

David Roberts, “China is driving global renewable energy growth, in 6 graphs.”

China is pushing the developing world into the lead on renewables


1 Jul 2016

Joe Romm, “We Can Stop Searching For The Clean Energy Miracle. It’s Already Here.”

That’s a key reason almost everything you know about climate change solutions is probably outdated.


1 Jun 2016

Guy Beaufoy, “CAP Greening Threatens Ecologically Precious Land”

The so-called “greening” of the CAP is a fundamentally flawed EU policy model, especially for semi-natural or High Nature Value pastures


1 May 2016

European Environmental Bureau, “Smoke and mirrors as Commission issues Circular Economy Package with weaker waste targets”

The EU Commission withdrew waste targets in 2014 to deliver more ambitious targets, only to offer weaker targets in 2015


1 Apr 2016