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About tomburke

Tom Burke is the Chairman of E3G, Third Generation Environmentalism, and an Environmental Policy Adviser (part time) to Rio Tinto plc. He is a Visiting Professor at both Imperial and University Colleges, London. He is a member of the External Review Committee of Shell and the Sustainable Sourcing Advisory Board of Unilever and a Trustee of the Black-E Community Arts Project, Liverpool.

What does Brexit mean for Environmental Legislation in the UK – Guardian Podcast

    One of the things that you get out of our membership of the EU is an enormous amount of regulatory stability. It takes a very long time to create environmental legislation, but then it is very difficult for … Continue reading

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Sky News – Discussing Al Gore’s new film on climate change “An Inconvenient Sequel” – 11 Aug 17

    Sky news: With me now in the studio is Tom Burke, a former senior adviser to the foreign secretary’s special representative on climate change, and now the chairman of third generation environmentalism, which encourages sustainable development. First of … Continue reading

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BBC Radio 5 Live – Government announces independent review of energy prices – 6 Aug 17

    5 Live: The government has launched an independent review into the cost of energy, days after British Gas raised energy prices by twelve and a half percent. The study is being carried out by Oxford University professor Dieter … Continue reading

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BBC News – What can the energy price review achieve? – 06 Aug 17

    BBC News: The government has asked for and independent review of the energy market, just days after British Gas announced it is putting up its standard electricity price by twelve and a half percent. Theresa May did pledge … Continue reading

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BBC News – Government launches an independent review into the cost of energy prices

    BBC News: An independent review into the cost of energy is being launched by the government, just days after British Gas raised standard electricity prices by twelve and a half percent. The review will examine how prices can be … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera – Earth Overshoot Day marks unprecedented environmental damages – 2 Aug 17

    Al Jazeera: I am joined now by Tom Burke, he is chairman of the environmental think tank E3G, and has advised a number of senior British politicians, thanks so much for being with us. How surprising is it … Continue reading

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Will the Government energy efficiency drive work? – Sky News

    I think that this about the smartest thing that the government has done in energy policy in some time. It really does set Britain on the right trajectory for getting a low-carbon, affordable, secure electricity supply, that’s right … Continue reading

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Trump, the Paris Climate Agreement, and the G20 – BBC News

    BBC News:  Theresa May has talked about the collective message she hopes will be delivered to Donald Trump on the Paris Climate Agreement. She thinks that it is possible that the US might change its mind, do you … Continue reading

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Trump confirms that he is pulling America out of the Paris Climate Agreement – Al Jareera

    Al Jazeera: With me in the studio is Tom Burke who is Chairman of the climate think tank E3G… In making this decision President Trump has gone against his Secretary of State, his defence Secretary and his National Security … Continue reading

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What impact will it have if Trump does pull out of the Paris Climate Deal? – Al Jazeera

    Al Jazeera: Joining me now in the studio is Tom Burke, who is the chairman of the climate think tank E3G. So, we are awaiting and announcement from President Donald Trump, but reports suggest that he will indeed … Continue reading

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