This column by Simon Gear first appeared on the 'Don’t Be a Passenger' blog in May of 2011
When you clinked glasses on the 1st of January this year, I bet you had never heard of fracking.
This column by Simon Gear first appeared in an Optimal Energy newsletter in 2010
Forget carbon foot printing. Forget global warming (well, not entirely, because it is one enormous problem).
It isn’t that bottled water is inherently evil.
Is there any man alive more simultaneously loved and reviled than Julian Assange? I know of no one without a strong opinion on the Wikileaks founder. To many of us, he is the hero who has given us a vicarious peak behind the façade of international diplomacy. To much of the US, he’s the devil incarnate, putting more strain on international relationships since... well, since George W Bush.