Enhancing its domestic production can help “level up” Britain and reduce the carbon footprint from imports.
Posts Tagged: Coal
David Gauke: Big Government is back. It didn’t work before. It may not now. Here’s why we should be wary of it.
Post-Covid, the environment is likely to be egalitarian and interventionist. For libertarian, small state Eurosceptics, this must come as a disappointment.
Darren Grimes’ proposal to re-open the mines would produce fewer jobs, attract less investment, and sell our region short.
Darren Grimes: Since we must use coal, why import it all – when we could instead create jobs by mining it in the North-East?
In 2018, just to transport 4.7million tonnes of Russian coal was equivalent to a whopping 130 jumbo jets whizzing, non-stop, around the globe for a year.
The production of reusable PPE in such places as Rother Valley would tie in with the North’s vital role in the UK’s green recovery.
Richard Holden: Labour must work with new Red Wall Tory MPs for the common good – or it will be swept aside
Shotley Bridge hospital was mentioned in Parliament three times in ten years by my predecessors; and as often by me in the last six months.
Tony Lodge: A Carbon Border Tax will stop Britain hiding its emissions abroad and protect jobs at home
When the UK claims to be reducing its greenhouse gas emissions it is often simply offshoring them.
Our priorities were: tackling global climate change, solving Grand Challenges and making the UK the best place in the world to work and to grow a business.
Tony Lodge: Britain’s dirty emissions secret – carbon leakage. Here’s what it is and how to tackle it.
We must now consider targeting particular carbon intensive goods and power supplies which are imported and carry a large transport and transmission footprint.
Ted Christie-Miller: Forget net-zero – if China doesn’t step up on climate change, it’s all for nothing
If China reduced only its coal consumption by half, that would be the equivalent of the whole European Union, including the UK, going carbon neutral.
Guy Opperman: Only Capitalism can tackle the Climate Emergency – and our pension funds can lead the way.
We are taking a massive step forward by introducing new Environmental, Social and Governance regulations, or ESG for short.
Rory Stewart: Of course there’s a climate emergency. Here’s a wide-ranging Conservative programme to tackle it.
Saving our planet will require a very eclectic bunch of policies. The task calls for moral courage and grinding common-sense.
WATCH: As Labour declares a “climate emergency”, Gwynne struggles to say if he opposes new coal mines
The Shadow Local Government Secretary won’t say if a Labour council in Cumbria was right or wrong to give approval to such a development.
The Gilets Jaunes protests are not just a challenge to his tax policy, but to the democratically elected government of France. He must hit back.
Laura Sandys: We should support the Heineken of decarbonisation – Carbon Capture reaches parts that other technologies can’t reach.
Britain has a proud environmental record. Here is another opportunity to lead the world.