Adopting a net zero emissions target would reinforce the Government’s recent efforts to reach out to younger voters with new policies to protect the environment.
Posts Tagged: Climate change
Voters, economic reality and climate change all press for further action. Here’s what we could and should do to make our land even greener and more pleasant.
The Government should back the fastest growing sector of the economy, demand transparency and send clear policy signals.
As a relatively new Minister at DexEU, I intend to make the positive case for the rich array of opportunities that are to be had as an independent trading nation.
Theresa May: “Our goal of eliminating all avoidable plastic waste”. Speech on the 25 Year Environment Plan – full text
“In years to come, I think people will be shocked at how today we allow so much plastic to be produced needlessly.”
Michael Howard: Low-carbon wind is set to power Brexit Britain. The work that Thatcher, Major and I undertook is paying off.
What I saw when I attended the United Nations climate change summit recenty, 25 years on from when I went with Sir John to the Earth Summit
Tony Lodge: Our growing reliance on electricity imports risks price rises – and threatens our security
The tactic is the product of a generation of failed energy policies. But imported supply is set to become more expensive, not less.
To hit our decarbonisation targets, to restore a once-proud industry, and to support renewables, we need to expand conventional and innovative nuclear technologies.
Patel got a lot done – in particular, improving international rules about emergency spending. Now her successor must work on an aid policy for Global Britain.
It’s not just a matter of output: developing this pioneering industry would support tens of thousands of British jobs and demonstrate global leadership.
We have, in effect, a national bar that takes the power to out of the hands of local people and leaves it with Sir Humphrey.
Ministers have been vindicated for backing this renewable source – as recent figures show that it can make a significant contribution to meeting the UK’s energy needs.
Rebecca Pow: Managed decline isn’t enough – we must leave the environment in a better state than we found it
The Government has rightly become more ambitious – but there is still further to go.
The gaps it potentially addresses and the interest shown abroad suggests it at least merits consideration here ias a complement to renewable power generation and electric vehicles.
“Leaving the EU gives us a once in a lifetime opportunity to reform…how we care for our land, our rivers and our seas.”