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Eating green

The Times

Sir, Alice Fordham is right to point out that taking the environment into account when choosing food does not lead to black-and-white decisions (comment, August 7). We should not forget that all farming, including organic, makes an enormous impact on the environment. Transport is but one small component of this.

Freer trade in agricultural produce has benefited many poor farmers in developing countries. Let’s not sacrifice their livelihoods at the altar of narrow environmentalism.


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Future costs of UK energy supply

The Scientific Alliance recently published part 1 of an examination of National Grid's Future Energy Scenarios, dealing with security of supply. We are now pleased to publish part 2 - cost of supply. The authors - Dr Capell Aris and Colin Gibson - conclude that building more gas and nuclear stations would be considerably less expensive than any of the NG scenarios, as well as offering better energy security.

What's New

14 October 2016: Read the new report by Dr Capell Aris, published jointly with the Adam Smith Institute - Solar power in Britain: the Impossible Dream