A Stern Review of UK Flooding

Peter Rolton | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK
Peter Rolton

With a Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs who is dubious about the very existence of man-made climate change and who has cut spending in the area by over a quarter in the last year, what hope do we really have of defending ourselves against the changing weather, let alone attempting to bring it to a halt?

With or Without Fracking, Decarbonisation Remains the Best Bet for Britain

Nick Molho | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Molho

This week's announcements on fracking, including David Cameron's pledge to "go all out on shale gas", triggered yet another shale gas frenzy in the UK media. Yet, despite all the hype and the announcement of better benefits for communities hosting shale gas projects, nothing has fundamentally changed when it comes to the likely impacts of shale gas on the UK's energy market.

A 2030 Decarbonisation Target Is a Vote for Jobs and Growth

Tom Greatrex | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Politics
Tom Greatrex

It is relatively rare in politics for there to be something approaching universal support for a single policy. Yet that is where we are, or were, in relation to setting a target for the decarbonisation of the power sector by 2030, and it is why MPs from the governing parties should today give their backing to Labour's amendment to include a target in the Energy Bill.

UK Energy and Climate Change Policy - A Few Facts

Dan Byles | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Politics
Dan Byles

To enshrine a 2030 decarbonisation budget in law now would place very uncertain costs on the energy sector and on energy users, and may not be the most efficient way of reducing our emissions over the medium term.

UK Energy - Are We Heading For a 2020 Cliff Edge?

Nick Molho | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Politics
Nick Molho

For someone who claimed earlier this week that he was leading a government, which "was not afraid of taking tough decisions", it is high time for the prime minister to bring his government and party together in support of a stronger, better Energy Bill.

Miliband Calls For Power Sector To Decarbonise By 2030

PA | Posted 22.09.2012 | UK Politics

Labour leader Ed Miliband has called for a clear goal to decarbonise the power sector by 2030, as part of efforts to drive a "green industrial revolut...