I appeared on Newsnight last night, discussing energy security along with Peter Lilley MP and Joss Garman. Click here to view the programme (interviews begin at about six and a half minutes in).
I will be running a series of Briefings along with Tony Juniper, Jonathon Porritt and Charles Secrett, following our letter of 12th March to the Prime Minister warning him that his plans for another generation of nuclear reactors are ill-conceived and doomed to failure. To substantiate the broad arguments advanced […]
What Cameron put together Osborne is now taking apart. Detoxifying the Conservative Party while in Opposition has been the Prime Minister’s greatest political success. It got him his current job. It also got the Chancellor the opportunity to present budgets. Hugging huskies was a central plank in this Hilton inspired […]
Spotlight: Climate Change Published in the British Medical Journal 2012; 344:e1358, on 19th March 2012. If we are to meet the challenge of generating political will, the climate conversation must involve everyone, from all professions and all walks of life. Political will is built into the base of society; it is […]
Published in The House Magazine, No.1411, Volume 36, on 15th March 2012. The Coalition Review looks into how far the government has stuck to the Coalition Agreement in key policy areas. This week Lord Turnbull, Michael Meacher, and I each assess how the government has done on energy and tackling […]
Published in The Guardian, 16th March 2012. Jonathon Porritt, Tony Juniper, Charles Secrett and I wrote a letter this week to David Cameron, highlighting the key economic and political issues with pursuing a pro-nuclear power policy. In response, George Monbiot and others wrote their own letter to the Prime Minister. […]
Enthusiasm has a way of blinding you to glaring inconsistencies in your arguments. David King is an enthusiast for nuclear power. As chief scientist he was an important influence in persuading the government to buy into the clever French plan to make British householders and businesses subsidise Areva and EDF, […]