Peter Walker

The return of an environmental superpower?

By Peter Walker / June 30, 2021 / Comments Off on The return of an environmental superpower?

“When America sneezes, the rest of the world catches a cold” is a well-worn phrase used by economists and politicians over the years to illustrate the huge influence the country has on events across the globe. It also implies that what they do, others follow. This is one of the reasons the rest of the…

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HS2: The Whitest of White Elephants?

By Peter Walker / May 10, 2021 / Comments Off on HS2: The Whitest of White Elephants?

It’s fair to say that HS2 stirs up the emotions, with plenty of passionate, pleasingly well mannered and respectful debate occurring whenever we share or comment about the topic on our social media channels.  The thing is, we normally actively encourage the promotion of sustainable, public transportation, anything to ween us all off our addiction…

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To EV or Not to EV, Should That Be The Question?

By Peter Walker / January 28, 2021 / Comments Off on To EV or Not to EV, Should That Be The Question?

Boris Johnson’s 10 Point Plan to ensure the UK becomes fully net-zero by 2050 has been broadly welcomed by green groups and charities alike.  With commitments including the ban of all diesel and petrol cars by 2030 and at least 3 points focused on renewable energy (nuclear, offshore and hydrogen) this cautious praise is merited. …

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Planning Deregulation: A Race to the Bottom?

By Peter Walker / December 9, 2020 / Comments Off on Planning Deregulation: A Race to the Bottom?

It’s fair to say that the current UK Government can be a master of mixed messages, none more so when it comes to showing off its green credentials.   One day they are announcing commendable plans for the UK to be wholly reliant on sustainable energy within the next decade; the next during the Spending Review,…

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Where Does Our Recycling Really Go?

By Peter Walker / November 19, 2020 / Comments Off on Where Does Our Recycling Really Go?

Many of us diligently sort our recyclable waste into whichever coloured bin, bag or box our local councils have given us.  It’s become part of the daily routine and makes us feel like we’re doing our bit.  Our unwanted plastic, glass, cans and paper head off to be sorted, processed and turned into something new,…

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The Fast Fashion Problem: From Catwalk to Landfill

By Peter Walker / November 9, 2020 / Comments Off on The Fast Fashion Problem: From Catwalk to Landfill

As each of us scrabbles around trying to do our bit as individuals to tackle the climate emergency, ‘Fast Fashion’ is a term which has found its way into our vocabularies in recent years.  So, what is it?  And what’s the problem?  We wanted to take a closer look in this, our latest blog. Defining…

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An Empty Planet?

By Peter Walker / October 1, 2020 / Comments Off on An Empty Planet?

An Empty Planet? The annual migration of vast herds of wildebeest across the Serengeti is one of nature’s greatest wonders and a sight to behold. Indeed, it has been the bread and butter of many wildlife documentaries over the years.  However, the sad truth is that wildlife in these numbers could soon become a thing…

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