Last week’s G7 meeting showed that turning our backs on fossil fuels altogether is no longer a fringe idea.
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Advocates of climate action have been saying it for years - we need to wean ourselves off fossil fuels completely. And now, the leaders of the world's richest countries have started saying the same.
Public opinion is still firmly anti-nuclear.
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Despite G7 climate pledge, the country isn't embracing renewables.
In climate policy, all roads lead to the French capital.
The G7 is just the first in a series of international gatherings that will define climate policy for years to come.
The G7 leaders are hoping to point the world towards a low-carbon transition.
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G7 leaders have pledged to help end the world's fossil fuel use by the end of the century. It's a laudable aim, but decarbonisation can and should be done by the middle, not the end, of this century.
Often caught talking at cross purposes.
The Russian economy might be hurting, but the government's social contract stands firm against a divided West.
The G7 leaders at Elnau Castle in Germany.
What to make of the announcement that we'll be off the hydrocarbons in time for the 22nd century? Dream on.
Greece still owe us this much.
Much of the focus on Greece has been on how to deal with its debt. Yet the debt will not be tackled simply through cutting public spending.
The situation in is Ukraine deteriorating, but the G7 powers apparently have nothing to add.
Healthcare has borne the brunt of mass cuts.
Greece has undergone significant reforms in the last five years. A look at the effects on the country shows why Syriza's rejection of further austerity is not unreasonable.
Imagine you’d organised a much-anticipated party but because of something you’d said or done nobody turned up? To dismiss the party in the first place would smack of sour grapes but this pretty much captures…
Have I broken it?
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The latest data from the ONS show that the UK’s productivity gap with other G7 nations is at its widest since 1992. This bad news comes against the backdrop of increased optimism as the economy seems finally…
On the hunt for rogue internet cafes.
So what’s so special about this lot? Who decides which countries get to be in the gang? Can you get kicked out? How does it stack up against the G20? If spies were to listen in, would they hear anything…