Once a year somewhere in the depths of the Department of Communities and Local Government a sinister ritual is held.
An effigy of an estate agent dressed in gold cloth, carried by a phalanx of terrified civil servants is worshipped while minsters, led by Eric Pickles, chart a repeated mantra: 'Nooooo' they wail, 'Noooooo, no extra regulation of the housing market shall be allowed'.
Renewable home heating just became much more affordable, thanks to a new government scheme that offers a fixed payment for each unit of fossil-free heat you generate.
Today an international group of hundreds of climate scientists released a report on how climate change will affect the world, and what might be done to adapt to it.
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