Yes we can- greenwise

If you feel helpless in the face of the news from Copenhagen and the general failure to get the Green Revolution going; turned off by the new fatalists and prophets of doom ; depressed that much recycling is being diverted back to landfill and asking – God – do we have to have more nuclear? – read this from the doyen of environment correspondents Geoffrey Lean, on the good practical ideas which look like working – provided the politicians have some guts for a change.

Former BBC journalist and manager in Belfast, Manchester and London, Editor Spolight; Political Editor BBC NI; Current Affairs Commissioning editor BBC Radio 4; Editor Political and Parliamentary Programmes, BBC Westminster; former London Editor Belfast Telegraph. Hon Senior Research Fellow, The Constitution Unit, Univ Coll. London

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