Ben Tuxworth

Ben Tuxworth is senior adviser at Salterbaxter Communications and an associate at Forum for the Future.

Solar Power

Is solar Britain’s new sunset industry?

Photo: doggy SchnauzerGovernment treasury departments don’t generally respond well to the idea that the environment matters, and here in the U.K. things are no different. Yesterday, Energy Minister Greg Barker announced proposals for a 50 percent reduction of the “feed-in …

Sustainable Business

Can smart consumption replace green government?

A couple of years ago we were promised the “greenest government ever” — not a difficult thing in the U.K., but it sounded fun all the same. Sadly, the green stuff that was a major part of Prime Minister David …

Cities of the Future

How will cities be shaped by transit in the future?

We constructed four future scenarios of transit in cities, speculating how forces like gas prices and city politics might change the way we move.

Living

Growth won’t make us happy — or more inclined to save the planet

A society with high income inequality is more likely to suffer all manner of social ills, from teenage pregnancy to negative environmental behavior.

Climate & Energy

Will Ed Miliband take Britain’s Labor Party from red to green?

Ed Miliband, new leader of Britain's Labor Party, helped to push through binding targets on CO2 emissions. How will he shape the party's green agenda?

Climate & Energy

Britain’s Green Deal to unlock billions for home energy efficiency

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne.Photo courtesy Liberal Democrats via FlickrIn the wake of the new budget released in the U.K. on Tuesday, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne has been putting some flesh on the bones of …

Climate & Energy

Can voluntary action fix Britain’s shoddy housing stock?

Britain’s housing stock: charming but leakyPhoto courtesy UGArdener via FlickrPrime Minister David Cameron’s call for Brits to take up the challenge of government by joining what he calls the “Big Society” exists so far largely in the realm of rhetorical …

Climate & Energy

Brits mad, and worried, about BP bashing

The cover of Great Britain’s Daily Express — “His rants against BP are a disgrace.”Photo courtesy of the Daily Express While it’s definitely not a diplomatic incident, and of course Americans don’t just think of BP as a British company, …

Living

Population increases may thwart U.K. sustainability plans

Just the usual crowd on a usual day in London…Photo courtesy of Odolphie via flickr Environmentalists in Britain and elsewhere have sometimes been reluctant to talk about population in recent years. But with the U.K. Office of National Statistics projecting …