The calling-in of a planning application to open a coalmine at Whitehaven suggests prioritising green optics over Northern livelihoods.
We want surplus land used to generate energy from biodigesters, sunlight, water, wind, or even hydrogen, that could be sold directly to local people.
Conservatives must incentivise their uptake and to let people know that they can choose to save themselves a small fortune on traditional vehicle costs.
Re-shoring energy production and re-opening quarries and mines can offer national prosperity, strategic security, and meaningful work.
If politicians are going to take voters with them, we need to be honest about the trade offs and develop policies to help those who stand to lose out.
The fourth of a series of pieces from Policy Exchange looking at specific issues that arise from the Brexit trade deal.
We will only achieve Net Zero with policies that run with the grain of public attitudes – a top-down approach is sure to fail.
The imminent approval of its power station in Suffolk gives us hope for a more innovative and greener future.
£3 trillion is £100,000 per household – we could have to spend double that. A switch to a command economy would also mean losing our freedom.
The final article in ConHome’s series on the Prime Minister’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
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.
Not only is it a fuel of the future, but it can help the Government achieve its levelling up agenda.
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.