It's Time to Get Rid of All the Green Crap in Politics

Assaad W Razzouk | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Politics
Assaad W Razzouk

Britain's post-Brexit government has scrapped the Department of Energy and Climate Change, or DECC. Good riddance: If we're serious about fighting climate change, we shouldn't have created the department in the first place.

The Death of DECC: What's in a Name?

Adrienne Macartney | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Politics
Adrienne Macartney

The death of DECC is not simply a linguistic destruction. We now have an (unelected) government leadership that dismisses the need for a carbon reduction strategy and is consistently opposed to climate regulation measures on business and industry.

What Should Rich Governments Do to Support Nepal?

Shreya Paudel | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Shreya Paudel

"Amidst all the goodwill, inflow of material help, personnel, and pledges for the future, it struck me that the only country to have given *cash* to the Nepal Government so far is Bhutan. Its PM personally brought a check of $1 million. Then the ADB gave $3 million yesterday. From the noise in the social media, you might believe otherwise."

What Do People Really Think About Climate Change?

Trewin Restorick | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Politics
Trewin Restorick

There can be few debates that provoke quite such a polarised reaction as climate change. There is a strong media narrative that continues to challenge the science whilst steps to address the issue are portrayed as being anti-growth and imposing yet more unnecessary restrictions on everyday freedoms.

Fracking: Seismic Activity Concerns

Joe Storey | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Storey

Cuadrilla suspended drilling after a series of tremors near its Preese Hall site, which has been operational since 2011. This moratorium was subsequently revoked in December 2012, allowing exploratory drilling to resume...

Fracking: Water Concerns

Joe Storey | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Storey

If opponents are really concerned about water usage and are not disseminating falsehoods for their own political gain, their efforts would be far more effective targeting more water-intensive industries.

Energy Giants '£2bn Better Off' Due To Coalition Green Deal Cock-Up

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Politics

Energy giants are set for a £2 billion windfall over the next three years due to ministers over-estimating how deeply they needed to cut green levies...

Energy Chief: Scottish Independence Would Be A 'Nightmare'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Politics

Scottish independence could be a "bit of a nightmare" for the energy industry that could see companies forced to pass on the costs of the extra regula...

What Happened to 'the Greenest Government Ever'?

Nash Riggins | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Politics
Nash Riggins

When David Cameron rose to power in 2010, he vowed to pilot the UK's "greenest government ever"... At least that was the dream. But fast forward to 2014, and what little environmental progress our government has made is being systematically disavowed in favour of industrial expansion.

This Week Was a Big Moment for Renewables

Maria McCaffery | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Politics
Maria McCaffery

As Lord Deben, Chairman of the UK Committee on Climate Change, warned this week, the need to decarbonise is greater than ever.

Not a Job You Would Want

Trewin Restorick | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Politics
Trewin Restorick

Is it right for the sixth largest economy in the world to know that around 24,000 excess deaths will be caused from cold homes this winter? Is it acceptable that there will be an estimated nine million households facing fuel poverty in 2016 - something which the government had committed to eradicate? Is it justifiable that over the last four years the amount of government spending on fuel poverty has dropped by 31%?

Hinkley Point: Nuking the Idea of a 'Renewables-Online' Future

Ben Acheson | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Whether man-made climate change is occurring or not, there are few who would argue against a move towards low-carbon energy generation. One way or another, carbon emissions must be cut. Forget the tired anti-nuclear rhetoric and the ridiculous claims that a Fukushima-style disaster could hit the UK. Third generation nuclear is the way forward and the new reactors planned at Hinkley Point are the first step in the right direction.

Fracking War Set To Resume

Benjamin Wells | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Politics
Benjamin Wells

In 2011, two peculiar things happened just outside of Blackpool. There were earthquakes, two of them to be precise which were later attributed to Cuadrillas fracking practices. Naturally, this is not the best way to reassure people of the benefits of hydraulic fracturing.

All In This Together? Coalition Bailout The Banks But Not Essex Refinery

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 15.06.2012 | UK

The government's decision to offer a £100bn boost to banks while failing to bailout Britain's biggest independent oil refinery has been decried as "t...

Chris Wimpress

The North East Is Bouncing Back - But Will It Last? | Chris Wimpress | Posted 19.04.2012 | UK Politics

This week's unemployment figures were an unexpected bit of good news for the country - a surprising fall in the jobless total which left Labour a bit ...

The Sun: DECC's Leading Light | Posted 10.02.2012 | UK Politics

ENERGY ministers keep a lamp blazing at their HQ 24 hours a day as they nag Brits to switch THEIR lights off....

Tory MPs Write To Cameron Attacking Wind Farm Rollout

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2012 | UK Politics

More than 100 Tory MPs have written to David Cameron calling for a dramatic cut in subsidies to onshore wind farms and more influence for local people...

These Are Expensive And Useless, Claims Think-Tank Civitas

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Politics

Britain's investment in wind farms has been branded a "folly" in a report on their ability to reduce the UK's carbon emissions, which concludes that w...