Nick Molho
Nick is the executive director at the Aldersgate Group, an alliance of businesses, civil society organisations and cross-party politicians that drives action for a sustainable economy. Prior to this, Nick was the head of climate and energy policy at WWF-UK and also spent 6 years with city law firm CMS Cameron McKenna, working as an energy solicitor on a wide range of energy projects and climate change related issues. Nick has a First Class English Law and German Law degree from the University of Kent, where he specialised in Environmental Law. You can follow Nick on twitter on @NickMolho

Entries by Nick Molho

UK Must Step Up a Gear in the Low-Carbon Race

(0) Comments | Posted 30 June 2015 | (09:58)

Today's Progress Report from the Committee on Climate Change highlights that we are entering a critical phase in the UK's transition to a low-carbon economy. A lot has been achieved in recent years, from increased innovation in low-emission vehicles to the significant deployment and cost reductions of renewable energy technologies....

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"It's the Environment, Stupid"

(0) Comments | Posted 27 January 2015 | (11:17)

In 2011, the Coalition Government issued its Natural Environment White Paper. In it, it set out its objective "to be the first generation to leave the natural environment in a better state than it inherited". To this end, the Natural Capital Committee (NCC) was set up to look at what...

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Action on the Environment Is Too Important to Be Used as a Political Football

(1) Comments | Posted 1 December 2014 | (10:23)

Once the Autumn Statement is out later this week, the momentum towards the upcoming General Election in the UK will be gathering pace. So far, the political and media discourse around the election has been marked by a certain amount of uncertainty and negativity about the future social and economic...

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Our Climate Goals Are an Economic Opportunity for the UK

(0) Comments | Posted 9 September 2014 | (17:02)

Climate change policies have been a controversial area of UK politics for a number of years. Regular headline-grabbing claims on the impacts of these policies on energy bills have played their part in this. But equally problematic is the fact that a lot of the debate to date has centred...

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Fourth Carbon Budget Review: What Is the Government Waiting For?

(0) Comments | Posted 29 April 2014 | (13:30)

The government deserves some credit for having provided clarity on the funding available to renewable energy projects out to 2019. But delaying its acceptance of the Fourth Carbon Budget any longer is bad for business, consumers and the UK's energy security alike.

To meet its obligation of reducing carbon emissions...

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

(0) Comments | Posted 16 January 2014 | (16:21)

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...

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Far From Having to 'Cost the Earth', Going Green Makes Business Sense

(1) Comments | Posted 10 December 2013 | (13:05)

Today's intervention by leading businesses, investors and trade associations shows that far from being a drag on the economy, stable climate policies makes business sense says Nick Molho, Head of Climate and Energy Policy at WWF-UK.

In a statement out today, over 100 organisations comprising mainly of major...

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Climate Action: Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste

(0) Comments | Posted 30 August 2013 | (18:35)

The publication on 27 September of the first of a series of four reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be a major event. It will of course be significant in that it will provide the latest in-depth scientific review of our understanding of climate change, with...

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Why the UK Should Adopt a 'Can Do' Attitude to Offshore Wind

(3) Comments | Posted 17 July 2013 | (13:57)

Despite the "stubbornly expensive" label it is often given, offshore wind offers a huge potential to reduce its costs and contribute to the UK's objectives on energy security, growth and climate change, but the UK needs to adopt a decisive "can do" attitude to unlock these benefits.

With the...

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The Energy Bill Must Live Up to a Strong EU Ambition

(0) Comments | Posted 30 May 2013 | (14:08)

The announcement on the UK's position on a future climate and energy package in the EU does not remove the need for strong domestic legislation to reduce emissions in the power sector. Members of Parliament have an important opportunity at Report Stage of the Energy Bill to ensure the Bill...

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EU Climate Policy Urgently Needs National Champions

(1) Comments | Posted 17 April 2013 | (11:03)

The European Parliament's vote against back-loading of carbon allowances under the EU emissions trading system (ETS) shows that strong domestic action will be more important than ever now to support the growth of Europe's low-carbon industry and the international climate talks, says Nick Molho

The European Parliament's...

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

(0) Comments | Posted 23 November 2012 | (13:14)

This has been quite a month in the world of climate and energy policy. Just in the last month, we have seen major institutions such as the International Energy Agency, the United Nations and the World Bank all warning that without urgent and significant shifts in investments towards energy efficiency...

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Energy: Time for the PM to Get Off the Fence

(0) Comments | Posted 7 November 2012 | (12:30)

To understand the current debate on energy in the UK, which is approaching fever pitch ahead of the publication of the Energy Bill later this month, heralding the biggest market reform of the energy sector for a generation, it's worth casting your mind back to 2008.

Almost exactly four...

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It's a Crucial Time for Renewables... Let's Seize the Opportunity

(0) Comments | Posted 14 September 2012 | (15:39)

Over the past 18 months, renewable energy has often been the subject of regular attacks in the media, on often shaky grounds, arguing that renewables are and will always be too expensive, they don't work and people don't like renewable energy anyway. However, these attacks are at odds with what's...

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Supporting Renewable Energy is More Important Than Ever Before

(3) Comments | Posted 15 November 2011 | (23:00)

Media coverage of renewable energy here in the UK is getting very depressing.

We regularly hear calls for the EU's 2020 renewable energy target - which requires the EU to consume 20% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020 (the figure is 15% in the case of the...

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