Ministers need to be less political and more pragmatic about which technologies can sustain our economy in the decades ahead.
Posts Tagged: Nuclear Power
To hit our decarbonisation targets, to restore a once-proud industry, and to support renewables, we need to expand conventional and innovative nuclear technologies.
It’s not just a matter of output: developing this pioneering industry would support tens of thousands of British jobs and demonstrate global leadership.
There are some areas where continued jurisdiction for the ECJ is defensible and may, pragmatically, be the best route forward.
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.
Decades of haphazard policy have left Britain with a patchwork reactor system which is expensive to run and proving tricky to replace.
The typical annual utility bill equates to around £3.50 a day. Even the right policy approach is unlikely to reduce this to much below £3 a day.
New polling finds that they are proud of Britain’s action on climate change, and want the main EU environment regulations retained after Brexit.
Rory Stewart: Three reasons why we won Copeland. Theresa May, Trudy Harrison – and Labour’s long failure to deliver
After 75 years of the latter’s strategy, most people in Copeland faced a choice of either working for the nuclear industry or being without a job.
More important than Labour’s woes was that voters felt their jobs, employment rights, and pensions were safer in our hands.
This move risks forfeiting British leadership in a strategic sector for no obvious benefit at all.
This will be a challenging by-election, but only the Conservatives will stand up for Cumbria’s vital nuclear energy industry.
The by-election is a huge opportunity for our party. We should select someone equipped to pick up crucial votes from Labour and UKIP.
There is a trade-off between the long-term interest of the economy and the short-term interest of many Leave voters.
Playing it safe with outdated ways of doing things means we are always one step behind our competitors.