The environment, the internet and the wooing of Tony Blair

Prime Minister Tony Blair is facing intense lobbying from think tanks and environmental groups aimed at persuading New Labour to make environmental policy a central feature of its next election manifesto. Their emerging "environmental modernisation" agenda is deeply bound up with the belief that the revolution in internet commerce will bring corresponding environmental efficiency gains. There are now signals that one prominent Blairite, Trade Secretary Stephen Byers, is engaging with this debate.

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