16 Dec 2015

The head of Europe’s coal lobby has said that his industry will be “hated and vilified in the same way that slave-traders were once hated and vilified” as a result of the Paris climate deal, in an extraordinary diatribe sent to his members and press outlets. Last weekend, the world’s governments agreed to cut greenhouse […]

16 Dec 2015

If there was one sound that captured the frantic nature of the talks that led to the Paris climate change deal last weekend, it was the ping of an incoming WhatsApp message. The instant messaging smartphone app was used by dozens of delegations from the 195 countries involved in the two-week negotiations. Among them were the representatives from […]

01 Dec 2015

The chief executive of Britain’s biggest power station operator has warned on the eve of the Paris climate conference that UK electricity supplies are tight and that more flexible power generation is needed. Dorothy Thompson, the chief of Drax, the coal-fired plant in North Yorkshire, has warned the UK is in a “tight situation” with its […]