Voters, economic reality and climate change all press for further action. Here’s what we could and should do to make our land even greener and more pleasant.
Posts Tagged: Energy
Let’s not set the prices, but instead the gap between the ultra-competitive deals for switchers and the tariffs for loyal customers.
What’s more, to have any effect it would need to be part of a broader suite of interventionist policies – territory where Conservatives’ can never out-socialist Labour.
This development not only offers a welcome boost for Wales, but will help to foster the UK’s position as a world leader in green energy.
Lee Rotherham: “The EU is a rules-based organisation.” Oh, really? Consider these ten examples to the contrary. And there’s more.
Let’s remind ourselves of a few occasions where the letter of the law has been lacking the odd dot or crossed T.
Patrick Minford: More compliance. Lower productivity. Reduced growth. Why we must free ourselves from EU regulation.
If we do, we could reverse at least some of the six per cent hit to GDP it has caused so far. If we don’t, we could continue to lose productivity growth of 0.2 per cent a year.
The Government must always stand up to businesses’ excesses, without losing sight of the huge benefits that partnerships have brought.
Also: Cairns criticised over future of Swansea tidal lagoon; SNP squeeze private schools as teacher crisis deepends; and Foster ‘was not fully warned’ about RHI risks.
Ministers need to be less political and more pragmatic about which technologies can sustain our economy in the decades ahead.
Of course Ulster’s trade with the mainland must be protected as top priority, but a degree of flexibility on regulations in a small number of sectors is sensible.
The energy networks receive a lot less scrutiny than the ‘Big Six’, but they’re natural monopolies extracting unjustifiable profits and must be reformed.
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
George Freeman: We need a new Chairman and team at CCHQ to lead a radical programme of Conservative renewal
Let’s have Policy Board outside of the constraints of the Government machine – and a commission on what Britain should look like post-Brexit.
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.
There is a huge cost to the NHS and social care services when landlords fail to provide energy efficient homes.