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57 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 26 June 2008

Presented by Winifred Robinson and Carolyn Atkinson.


The government has published its ideas on how to make sure that the UK generates 15 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2020. With Juliet Davenport, Chief Executive and founder of Good Energy, and Virginia Graham, Chief Executive of the Real Assurance Scheme.

If fuel prices are increasing because of the rising wholesale cost of oil and gas, why are prices from suppliers charging green energy tariffs also soaring, when the energy is meant to come from renewable sources such as wind farms?

Why would Tesco apply for planning permission for a major new store using the name of another much smaller company already established in that local community? With Rynd Smith, Director of Policy at Royal Town Planning Institute.

This month marks the 50th birthday of the parking meter. Comedian Steve Punt thinks this is an anniversary worth celebrating.

The BBC has uncovered evidence of poor standards by two large private homecare companies. Critics accuse them of putting profits before people's welfare.



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