Prince Charles sympathetic to Extinction Rebellion

He raised his worries for world leaders to “just talk” at COP26 and stressed that “the problem is to get action on the ground”

‘Government must better equip councils to fight climate change’

A new survey has found that a third of councils support policies that increase emissions, despite 90% of these declaring a ‘climate emergency’

BBC’s Winterwatch powered by green hydrogen in ‘global first for net zero broadcasting’

GeoPura and Siemens Energy say the hydrogen power unit offset around 425 kilogrammes of carbon dioxide, compared to using diesel generators

BBC boss discusses plans to deliver net zero by 2030

Director-General Tim Davie announced the target in a speech to staff

BBC to ban single-use plastics by 2020

The BBC has announced it will ban all single-use plastics from its operations by 2020. It comes in the wake of its landmark Blue Planet II series, which highlighted plastic pollution in the ocean. Plastic cups and cutlery are to be scrapped by the end of this year, followed by plastic containers in canteens by […]

Deer oh deer! BBC admits climate change mistake

The BBC has retracted its claim reindeers are in “steep decline” because of climate change. Climate change sceptic Lord Lawson wrote to the BBC, citing a 2016 study suggesting 17 out of 19 sub-populations of Eurasian Reindeer were now either increasing in number or had a stable population. The BBC accepted it had made a […]

From the Archives – Sir David Attenborough on green energy project

The BBC has released a trailer for Blue Planet 2, so we look back to 2015 when Sir David Attenborough spoke exclusively to ELN about The Global Apollo Programme to make renewable energy more cost effective.

BBC reprimands presenter after climate campaign

The BBC has reprimanded one of its science presenters after he launched a political campaign against an MP, based on his views on climate change. Dr Adam Rutherford, who presents the Inside Science show on Radio 4, began campaigning against Graham Stringer, Labour MP for Blackley and Broughton, to protest against his selection to the […]

Editorial – BBC finds another way to waste your cash

I worked for many years at the BBC. Auntie as she is known, is a wonderful organisation still making to this day some of the best most imaginative programmes on TV and radio. I was lucky to have worked with talented people, who were keen to give their all and had great editorial standards. To […]

All BBC programmes to track carbon footprints

All BBC programmes will soon have to track their carbon footprint. From April, it will be made mandatory to use the Albert carbon calculator, a scheme to help understand the environmental impacts generated by TV programme production and to promote more sustainable ways of working. Originally devised by the BBC, the calculator has become a respected industry standard internationally. It helps […]