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Posts Tagged: North Sea oil and gas
Benedict McAleenan: COP26’s challenge for Johnson. Will measures be agreed that will keep temperature rises limited to 1.5°C?
The first piece in a mini-series on climate change, COP26 and the environment on ConservativeHome this week.
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.
We should be increasing our export ambitions and the support that government gives companies in entering these global markets.
“Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.”
The big picture is that Johnson is dashing for growth. We devoutly hope it works but the precedents aren’t promising.
Richard Ritchie: We all benefit from the oil and gas industry. Why is this Government, in thrall to a moral panic, unwilling to say so?
If artists are so unwilling to accept the support of industrial companies, perhaps they should be prepared to live off box office receipts alone.
Also: Unionists accuse Sinn Fein of ‘ploy’ over talks; prominent Cybernat arrested; Ulster court throws out gay marriage case; and more.
The gaps it potentially addresses and the interest shown abroad suggests it at least merits consideration here ias a complement to renewable power generation and electric vehicles.
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.
Christopher Howarth: Sturgeon’s vanishing independence options. There would be no automatic EU or EEA membership for Scotland.
A curious alignment of remainer Unionists and Scottish nationalists was convinced that Brexit would cause the end of the UK. Fortunately, they were wrong.
Carolyn Fairbairn: If the Government gets its Industrial Strategy right, we can help make the economy stronger and fairer
We need sectoral centres of excellence that strengthen our economy, create higher wage jobs and help us trade across the globe.
The Chancellor was a commanding figure, Jeremy Corbyn could do nothing to spoil things for him, and Andrew Tyrie will now check whether the figures add up.
The injustice of the Durham rape allegation. Mundell comes out. And: who will help me to make my mind up about Europe?
Tony Lodge: The Government must prioritise energy security above green targets, or the lights could go out
Years of drift and bad policy have left the UK with a tattered energy policy.
The lack of UK content specified in major projects is costing economy dearly in terms of lost jobs and business, and it’s unacceptable for the Government to stand idly by.