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The Environment

The myth The development of the Single Market has done more harm than good to the natural world and the EU’s environmental achievements are overstated. The UK can be more successful in protecting the environment and promoting sustainable development if … Continue reading

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Could we be about to see a wave of public money for new nuclear?

I am quoted in this piece by Greenpeace “Unearthed” about the public financing of new nuclear. Originally published here https://unearthed.greenpeace.org/2018/01/22/wylfa-nuclear-power-japan-uk/ By Joe Sandler Clarke A reported public financing deal between the UK and Japanese governments for a new nuclear plant … Continue reading

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Tom Burke – E3G – One Planet Summit – Channel 4 News – 12 Dec 17

    What’s going to make the difference in people’s lives, is what happens in the real economy. What we’ve seen is the financial community getting into this game because they have understood the level of risk if we don’t … Continue reading

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SMALL BITE NO.3

                  On November 23rd, Financial Times Energy Editor, Andrew Ward, wrote, ‘energy consumers face paying £30bn above market prices for electricity for Hinkley over the 35-year life of the contract’. He was … Continue reading

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China’s increased emissions – BBC World News Business Report – 15 Nov 17

    I think what matters about the suggested increase in emissions this year, is whether it is a blip, or whether it is an actual change in the trajectory. The trajectory has been ahead of what is needed to … Continue reading

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SMALL BITE NO.2

                  Matt Ridley is almost always wrong about the environment. His regular column in the Times is a mishmash of misinformation and malice. He dislikes environmentalists and hates their influence on public … Continue reading

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SMALL BITE NO.1

                  In a speech in London, American Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, last night accused the EU of limiting the ‘role of science in assessing risk’ in trade policy. He was warning the … Continue reading

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There is a catastrophic gap between promises to cut carbon emissions and the action need to deliver those cuts – BBC World Service

    There is a catastrophic gap between promises to cut carbon emissions and the actions need to deliver those cuts. That is the verdict today from the United Nations, a new UN Report says amounts pledged in the Paris … Continue reading

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ON THE BREAKING OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROMISES

    There are a great many champions of the environment in Britain. Between them, our environmental bodies have several times the membership of all the political parties in Britain combined. They probably know rather more about the will of … Continue reading

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The Environmental politics of Brexit – Speech at UK Environmental Law Association Conference

              The Environmental politics of Brexit – Speech by Tom Burke UK Environmental Law Association Conference October 13th, 2017 39 Essex Chambers, London Let me begin by thanking you for inviting me to speak … Continue reading

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