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Articles by Ben Tuxworth

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

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  • 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 the promised Green Deal for households. Huhne is a Liberal Democrat, so his remarks at […]

  • 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 flourishes. The political appeal is obvious: Maybe we can get communities to do stuff — […]

  • 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, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has the British media transfixed. The Daily […]

  • 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 a 9 million rise in the country’s population to 70 million by 2030, it’s increasingly […]