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
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.
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.”
Our new report argues that the Government must focus on security, climate change, human rights, and other shared international agendas and challenges.
Those making the economic case already faced an uphill struggle – now their argument is “contaminated by association”.
May wants to break with the Thatcher tradition on controls, but there are risks from our old friend the law of unexpected consequences.
Millions followed official advice and bought diesel cars. They must not be punished for the errors of others.
New polling finds that they are proud of Britain’s action on climate change, and want the main EU environment regulations retained after Brexit.