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 […]

Government and BBC ‘not communicating climate science clearly’

The Government has been criticised for failing to communicate the science behind climate change “clearly and effectively” to the public. The Science and Technology Committee believes the Government’s efforts to “properly engage the public” while communicating climate change have been “disappointing”. Its report also claims the Government’s “hands-off approach” to engaging with the public and […]

Energy Minister insists Britain won’t face power cuts

Britain will not be hit by any kind of industrial blackout as mothballed plants will help meet the capacity demand, Energy Minister Michael Fallon said. Speaking on BBC’s Sunday Politics show yesterday, the newly appointed energy minister insisted the chance of blackouts in the nation is low. His statement came after industry regulator Ofgem warned […]

Editorial – Bills, bull and blustering

So 54% of people in a Which? survey don’t trust energy companies we hear today. Bill simplification is too complex and won’t work says the Energy Select Committee who also say the market needs to open up and be accountable also citing a massive lack of trust. So here we are at the end of […]

BBC accused of pro-green bias

ELN speaks to Lord Lawson about BBC coverage