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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.

IEA projection of oil consumption peak goes against what many in the industry believe – Share Radio

                Share Radio:  Let’s take a look at oil, because oil consumption is tipped to peak no sooner than 2040, even if the Paris climate agreement is implemented, that is according to the … Continue reading

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2016 is set to be the hottest year on record – BBC News – 14 Nov 16

                    BBC News: Let’s talk to Tom Burke, Chairman of the environment think tank E3G, also a former government advisor on climate change. Thanks for being with us. So, 2016 looks … Continue reading

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Evidence submitted to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Select Committee investigation into energy policy

          Evidence I submitted to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Select Committee investigation into energy policy   In justifying its decision to go ahead with Hinkley the Government has emphasised the fact that EDF will … Continue reading

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‘Climate, Responsibility and Risk’ – REMARKS BY MR TOM BURKE CBE AT THE ESG INVESTMENT FORUM

                REMARKS BY MR TOM BURKE CBE AT THE ESG INVESTMENT FORUM, AMBA HOTEL, CHARING CROSS, OCTOBER 26TH 2016.   ‘Climate, Responsibility and Risk’   Thank you for inviting me to speak to … Continue reading

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BBC World News – Carbon emissions rise to a new record

    BBC: The biggest companies in the world have helped carbon emissions rise to a new record, according to the UN. Tom Burke: If you are, for instance, the motor industry, you can change your technology and use electricity … Continue reading

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HFC deal signed – Channel 4 News – 15 Oct 16

      Tom Burke: What we are seeing (with HFCs) is exactly what happened with CFCs with the ozone hole, which is when the big countries got in and developed the alternatives, and began to develop them in large … Continue reading

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Will flood exercises better prepare us? – Sky News – 12 Sep 16

            Sky News: The Environment agency is beginning to prepare for the winter months ahead, they are training with new barriers, pumps, vehicles and drones to test their flood responses. Well, joining me now is … Continue reading

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Hinkley will leave Britain behind the curve on energy policy

  This blog first appeared in Business Green                     Hinkley is a 20th Century solution to a 21st Century problem. Bigger is no longer better. There are faster, cheaper, cleaner and … Continue reading

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Hinkley is a very expensive strategic mistake for the country – TRT World News

            TRT News: Joining me now from London is Tom Burke, Chairman of the environmental think tank E3G , and a former government advisor on climate change. Hinkley Point, what’s your biggest problem with it? … Continue reading

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Hinkley is a bad move for Britain – BBC News – 15 Sep 16

      What we really need to be doing right now is investing in renewables.  We need to invest in wind, which is already available, and offshore wind is already cheaper than Hinkley will be. We need to invest … Continue reading

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