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The last word in the sustainability debate - for the time being. . .

Back in the 1970s there was a thing called the energy crisis. It started with an oil embargo and ended with the Thatcher boom. It is worth remembering this and its outcome because these days another energy crisis is upon us. Only this time the fear is not that we will run out of energy so much as exhaust the resources of the planet so that future generations will find the cupboard bare. As Prince Charles pointed out in his Reith Lecture a couple of months ago: 'We know that trying to ...

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