Can we make gas?

Can we make gas? John Newson Gas is very convenient and is the established way to heat our buildings in winter, which is 45% of total energy use. The North Sea gas fields are depleted and gas is increasingly imported. We don’t want to frack deep rocks in Britain to...

What Price Freedom?

This March I went to Lancashire for a joyous and peaceful anti-fracking protest at Preston New Road. While I was there I spent the night in a freezing barn with some wonderful people and was driven around the county by a chap called Richard, who was friendly, generous...

Green investment sometimes pays

Many years ago I was a member of a group that included some Birmingham Friends of the Earth members who travelled to a former coal mining community in South West Wales. There we spoke to members of a community cooperative in what was clearly an economically devastated...