Up to 70,000 British jobs "are at risk from Brussels climate change law"

Up to 70,000 British jobs 'are at risk from Brussels climate change law'Think-tank Civitas says aluminium industry has been ‘virtually eradicated’ after closures in Anglesey and Northumberland'The only way to save 400billion-a-year industry is to scrap plans to fine firms which produce too much carbon dioxide' | UPDATED: 00:41 GMT, 27 December 2012 A think-tank has said for 'British manufacturing to revive, the Government should abandon its expensive climate change policies' Up to 70,000 British jobs are at risk as a direct result of European carbon reduction targets, according to a report. The policies have pushed up the cost of energy, threatening the vital mineral industries which deal in materials such as cement, chemicals, glass, ceramics and steel, the study claims. It says the aluminium industry has been ‘virtually eradicated’ after closures in Anglesey and Northumberland, and blames policies which penalise ‘energy-intensive’ industries for emitting too much carbon dioxide

Doreen White: The ex-hippy who"s made 100m carpeting Britain with wind turbines

The ex-hippy who's made 100m carpeting Britain with wind turbines (and swapped his battered camper van home for a 2.8m 18th-century fort) | UPDATED: 10:23 GMT, 10 December 2012 The large rectangular window in Doreen White’s living-room frames such a timeless East Anglian scene that she sometimes feels she’s gazing out at a landscape painting by Constable. As winter descends, its beauty is stark and sparing. Washed by a watery sunlight, the flat, brown fields stretch out for miles to a tree-lined horizon broken only by the world’s tallest parish church tower, the 500-year-old Boston Stump, which soars 272ft into an otherwise empty sky

The ex-hippy who"s made 100m carpeting Britain with wind turbines (and swapped his battered camper van for a 2.8m 18th-century fort)

The ex-hippy who's made 100m carpeting Britain with wind turbines (and swapped his battered camper van home for a 2.8m 18th-century fort) | UPDATED: 01:44 GMT, 10 December 2012 The large rectangular window in Doreen White’s living-room frames such a timeless East Anglian scene that she sometimes feels she’s gazing out at a landscape painting by Constable. As winter descends, its beauty is stark and sparing