Economically, it could be transformational, as it has been in Norway, which established its fund back in the early 1990s. It is now worth over a trillion dollars.
Posts Tagged: Environment
With a million incidents a year, the fines are too low. Some councils are taking no enforcement action at all.
The “Cycle Superhighway” would increase air pollution, harm business, and inconvenience pedestrians, bus passengers and drivers. Even for cyclists it is poor value for £70 million.
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.
Brexit offers green opportunities, but it will also open a governance gap that must be filled.
We have a duty to honour the inter-generational contract articulated by Edmund Burke.
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.
Michael Gove has made a great start at DEFRA, but from farm subsidies to onshore wind there is plenty more the Party can do.
Sanjoy Sen: Nudged out of a gas-guzzler, I’m an environmentalist’s dream. But how much difference does switching to hybrids make?
Whatever else unfolds in the coming years, we need to look near and far for learnings and solutions to our emissions challenges.
The mundane local concerns of people going about their daily lives cannot be ignored. That doesn’t mean getting down into the gutter with the Lib Dems.
Matthew Offord: The UK’s work on protecting the oceans has won deserved praise – now we must go further
The Blue Belt policy of working with UK Overseas Territories to “create the largest marine sanctuaries anywhere in the world” is succeeding.
Most residents want this basic service to be provided, and escaping from the constraints of EU red tape should make it easier.
Employment, taxation, and three environment are three areas where we can show the Tory agenda is bigger than Brexit.