FT: What resulting government would the green party have preferred?

CL: We’d have preferred an election under a fair, inclusive voting system that would have delivered a reasonable representation of what the electorate wants, instead of forcing millions of people into tactical voting. Failing that, it’s clear from our own manifesto that ours is a genuinely progressive, redistributive agenda, with sustainability at its heart, and so we would want a government that was more likely to act on that agenda. We can’t be happy with the idea that the Lib Dems have got into bed with the Conservatives, at least without securing a commitment to proper political and electoral reform.

FT: Why do you think you won? – where do you see the 2nd green MP, and the 3rd, and the fourth…?

Mixed reports have been published recently about the current state and future potential of the UK offshore wind industry.

While one paper last week suggested offshore wind could provide all our electricity needs by 2050, another recently commissioned report is looking into the threat posed by escalating costs of the technology.

- Low estimate of oil spill’s size could save BP millions in court

- BP smoking gun? Oil giant skipped critical testing hours before explosion

- New nuclear energy grapples with costs

- Why global warming ‘skeptics’ refuse to believe scientists

- Florida braces for oil spill, impact on tourism industry

- White House accuses BP of ‘falling short’ – FT

- Diverging streams at water suppliers – FT

- Kazakhstan drops $1.3bn case against KPO - FT

- BP told to cut down on toxic oil dispersant - ABC

- Climate bill to boost private investment, report says – Argus

- A Battery That Stores Wind Juice

- Green business winners and losers

- Oil self-regulation happens all around the globe

- Baby sea turtle is first rescued from gulf oil spill slick

- Pictures: heavy oil seeping into Louisiana marshes

- Hurricane season may make spill worse

- Companies respond to oil spill

- Climate Change Hits the Oceans

- Increased CO2 could affect nutritional value of crops

BP illustration of the two relief wells

- National Grid launches £3.2bn rights issue - FT

- Asian sovereign wealth funds target US shale gas - FT

- Transportation leaders object to climate bill – Argus

- Chinese carbon tax faces obstacles – Argus

- Climate change is ‘distraction’ on malaria spread – BBC

- US oil spill ‘enters Loop Current’ with Florida at risk – BBC

- Nuclear industry presses sceptical Huhne over backing new reactors – Guardian

- Greenpeace activists scale BP’s London headquarters in oil protest – Guardian

- BP bows to demands from Congress and scientists for live feed of oil leak - Guardian

- U.S. brings green power execs to red China - Reuters

- Limited biofuel land compatible with food: industry – Reuters

- EU carbon rebounds on oil after hitting 1-month low - Reuters

- Kerry: Academy of Sciences report shows ‘urgent’ need for climate bill - The Hill

- Gulf oil spill: Noone knows how much oil is leaking or where it will head

- Gulf Oil Is in the Loop Current, Experts Say

- Florida tar balls not BP’s

- How responsible is the US government for Gulf oil spill?

- Deepwater rigs pass inspections notes lobby group blog

- Tough US measures needed to beat climate change: experts

- Tar balls found off Key West, as spill shows signs of spreading

- BP Safety violations: OSHA says company has ‘systemic safety problem’

 - Solar Sail Hybrid Launches Today From Japan

- Charge your iPhone with solar power

- 2010: Warmest year on record

- Caution urged over laser nuclear licensing - FT

- China set to be Qatar’s top gas buyer – FT

- Macarthur rejects Peabody’s A$3.8bn takeover – FT

- Low oil prices fail to cheer airline sector – FT

- Change of plan: red gums get protection this year – ABC

- Farmers protest against coal seam gas exploration - ABC

- Unions back US climate bill, traders warn of risks – Argus

- Macarthur rejects Peabody’s A$3.8bn takeover - FT

Vitol sells 50% stake in storage business - FT

- Russia covets Ukraine gas as ties improve – FT

- Oil exploration off Margaret River a long process – ABC

- Oil ‘mushroom clouds’ found in Gulf of Mexico – ABC 

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