After a four-and-a-half-year comedy turn as Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles is thought to be beyond parody.  But today, full of the rosy-cheeked seasonal mirth of his girth-alike...

People can get a bit fed up at this time of year – fed up with Winter, fed up with work, fed up with cutesie adverts trying to get you to...

Remember ‘Vote Blue, Go Green’?  David Cameron promised to bring a progressive environmental agenda with him into Downing Street.  After four years in government Cameron has been reported to want to...

  Waves of announcements from energy companies, policy makers and regulators have been crashing in like Atlantic storms over the past few weeks.  This always seems to happen when I’m on...

Against an uncertain political and regulatory back-drop it has been difficult to finance and build established renewable plant like wind turbines, let alone bring new ideas and entrants to the renewable...

Poll after poll the data has shown that the UK’s switch to clean electricity chimes with the  public.  Here are the latest figures published this month: 65% in favour of continuing...

The conclusion of the government’s consultation on planning guidance for onshore wind farms in England has thrown up some significant changes.  Here are my initial thoughts: – the idea of discounts...

Here’s a recipe for a May bank holiday treat you won’t find on Masterchef: 1.  Take one converted barn, add a clutch of angelic children, and a sprinkle of doting grandparents....