David Cameron has been addressing US oil executives and blaming enviromentalists for the slow progress of fracking in the UK. We need fracked gas to make us “more energy-independent, less reliant on Russian gas.”
Less than 1% of Britain’s gas comes from Russia. On your bike, Mr Cameron.
Speaking of which, the average vehicle speed on A roads through English towns is 18.4 miles per hour and falling. If current trends continue, bikes will be faster than cars within a decade.
I rather like the look of the Sustainable Societies Short Story Competition. I’ve got an idea for a story, and I hope I get time to write it before the deadline on the 19th of April.
“Planting more trees… must be institutionalised as a national duty” argues Alex Kanyi in the Daily Nation. He also suggests planting hemp.
Last week I read the news on Kenya’s Daily Nation, which is a fine national title, if nothing special for international readers. This week I shall be dipping into the world’s most popular newspaper by circulation, Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun.