The final article in ConHome’s series on the Prime Minister’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
Posts Tagged: Energy
These are my starters for ten – so it’s over to you. What are the biggest choices? What are the problems that we have to get ahead of to keep afloat?
By offering strategic support to new industries, the Government can honour its promise to ‘level up’ the nation and turn the UK into a global leader.
Ed Birkett and Benedict McAleenan: Hydrogen holds huge potential for British industry – here’s how to achieve it
Not only is it a fuel of the future, but it can help the Government achieve its levelling up agenda.
Ryan Bourne: If you want to feed hungry children, don’t target food poverty. Aim to reduce poverty as a whole.
Together with tax cuts and less regulation, higher or more extensive benefits look like better support for hungry children than vouchers.
The quicker we can decarbonize UK companies in heavy industry, aviation and shipping, the more competitive they’ll be on the global stage.
Enhancing its domestic production can help “level up” Britain and reduce the carbon footprint from imports.
To make best use of public funds, we should capitalise on those sectors where we already have a world-leading position.
The Environmental Audit Committee found last year that, between 2013 and 2018, 96 per cent of its energy financing was for fossil fuel companies.
James Gurd: So often, views of the Middle East are out of date. As this historic deal between Israel and the UEA shows.
Sunni Arab leaders now recognise that Iran’s aggression represents an existential threat to more than just the Jewish state.
You have to have something to keep the Grid going when renewable sources falter, and the alternative is coal.
We should be increasing our export ambitions and the support that government gives companies in entering these global markets.
We should be aggressively backing UK manufacturing, science and green tech as a key plank of our recovery.
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.