Amber Rudd

Phasing Out Coal Is Welcome - But the Government's Plan Makes Little Economic or Environmental Sense

Daisy Sands | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Politics
Daisy Sands

Whilst the coal phase-out is welcome, today's plan makes little economic or environmental sense. If the government is serious about combating climate change whilst keeping bills down for families and businesses across the UK, it must back the best renewable energy sources now in order to create a sustainable power system fit for the 21st century.

The Waugh Zone November 18, 2015

The Huffington Post Uk | Paul Waugh | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday November 18, 2015… 1) SHOOT TO KILL, STILL It’s a fast moving situation in Sai...

Energy Secretary Amber Rudd: Government Does Not Have The 'Right Policies' To Meet Renewables Target

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Politics

The Government does not have the “right policies” to meet its renewable energy target, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd admitted tod...

Amber Rudd Leaked Letter Shows UK Will Miss Its Renewable Energy Target By 25 Per Cent

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Politics

Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd has shown the "dark side” of the Government after a leaked letter contradicted her public claim that Britain wou...

The Waugh Zone October 16 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday October 16, 2015... 1) LOSING ON PENALTIES Every now and again there comes an electri...

A Mother On Question Time Absolutely Tears Tories Apart For Lying About Tax Credits

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Politics

A desperate mother last night launched an impassioned tirade at one top Tory minister for the government's decision to slash tax credits, despite a pr...

Amber Rudd Fails to Inspire on Climate Change

Kyla Mandel | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Politics
Kyla Mandel

It's safe to say climate change is not on the Conservative Party conference agenda this year. If you showed up just 12 minutes late to Monday afternoon's main event, you would've missed energy secretary Amber Rudd entirely. And indeed, it seems quite a few people did.

Amber Rudd Must Stand Up for British Industry and Consumers

Alexander Temerko | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Politics
Alexander Temerko

It's time for urgent action from the government to wake up to these market forces and what they mean for British consumers, British firms and British industry. We've failed to benefit from the plunge in prices; it's now essential not to be caught out by the rebound...

Does the UK Have a Paris Climate Plan or is the Government Calling Our Bluff?

Kyla Mandel | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Politics
Kyla Mandel

It’s been four months since Prime Minister David Cameron’s new majority government came into power and there are just three months before ...

The Eight Most Stupid Things About the Government's Stupid New Solar Cuts

David Powell | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Politics
David Powell

Yesterday the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced massive, massive cuts to Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) - subsidies for solar, hydro and wind power. This is completely and totally stupid. Here are just eight reasons why.

If They're Serious About Meeting Climate Ambitions, the Goverment Needs to Do Precisely the Opposite of What It Has Announced

Daisy Sands | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK
Daisy Sands

What we've seen over the past few months adds up to nothing less than a full frontal attack on the renewable energy sector. It will have ramifications beyond the UK, if the UK does not have any real credible domestic action to tackle climate change, the government will lose any influence over others at the crucial climate talks in Paris at the end of the year.

10 Reasons Cameron Isn't Creating The Greenest Government Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK

On Thursday, David Cameron announced the Conservatives had been the "greenest government ever" - the same week an EU ban on "bee-killing" pesticides w...

Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd Baits Lefties

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Politics

Environmentalists have dubbed the Conservative administration the "greyest government ever" after a wave of cuts to support for green policies as envi...

The Waugh Zone July 24, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday July 24, 2015... 1) ESPECIALLY FOR EU Barack Obama is getting more and more bold in...

Tories' Wind Farm Move Is A 'Chilling Signal' For Renewable Energy

PA | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK

The Government is to end new subsidies for onshore wind farms by closing the existing payments schemes a year early, it has announced.The move aims to...

Tackling Climate Change Does More Than Tackle Climate Change

Joe Ware | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Joe Ware

One of the rocks that climate change sceptics like to throw at those advocating action to tackle climate change is that it's all very well for the rich developed world to reduce its carbon footprint but it's immoral to ask the world's poor to give up cheap energy such as coal. Yes, climate change may be happening, they say, but it's unfair to pull up the fossil fuel ladder from developing countries.

Ones To Watch

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK Politics

The last parliamentary session saw a number of politicians rise up the ranks and enter the public conscience. Some for good reasons - think Adam A...

The 2013 All Male Treasury Minister Line-Up

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK Politics

Budget 2013 live : Follow George Osborne's announcement here with our 'At A Glance' guide to all the big decisions on the economy. It appears that ...

'I Was A Feminist Before I Was A Tory'

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 13.12.2012 | UK Politics

Twenty six years ago, Amber Rudd was handed a bag of porn videos by her boss. "When I joined JP Morgan, after my training course I went up to the t...

Slut Shaming And Sexual Bullying: Girls Face Struggle At Schools

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK

Young girls and women are subject to "slut shaming" and sexual bullying in schools, according to research from an academic and former advisor to the H...

'We're Putting Feminism And Women's Rights Back Where They Belong'

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK

It's been more than 100 years since Emmeline Pankhurst rushed parliament, demanding that women get the vote. Now, her great-granddaughter Helen, a...

The Food Crisis in Somalia has got Much Worse

Amber Rudd | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK Politics
Amber Rudd

One might think that things had improved in the horn of Africa if one only followed the media, but unfortunately they have not. The food crisis has, I am afraid, got much worse. Last week, the UN announced that a sixth region of Somalia has entered the famine.