Would a windfall tax on energy companies help with fuel poverty? – GB News

I absolutely do support a windfall tax on energy companies. The thing to remember is that these are unearned profits, this wasn’t energy companies investing, putting hard work in, lots of skills, or lots of risk taking in order to make these profits. Things happened in the world, and energy […]

The government can do something right now to reduce peoples energy bills – LBC

Why would the government build nuclear power stations which will mean that they have to put people’s energy bills up twice in order to get the investment needed to build them and pay for the energy they produce, why would you do that? Why would the government think it is […]

Taking ourselves out of global energy markets is the right thing to do – GB News

It is true that there was very little wind last week. But what is interesting is that the lights stayed on, electricity still worked, factories kept running, homes were still heated. So, it didn’t matter all that much that the wind didn’t blow, because we have a very sophisticated grid […]

Can we get gas out of electricity generation in the next 5 years? – Sky News

Russia’s threat might make a difference to supply. There is a poker game going on here. Putin needs people to buy Rubles to prop up the value of the Ruble in Russia, and other countries need Russian gas, So, it is question of who can look the other in the […]

The current political theatre is a problem for the UK green agenda – Sky News

The current political theatre is a real problem for the green agenda in the UK on two counts: firstly, because the Prime Minister has made it such a signature issue for him, that it then becomes and obvious target for those people who want to succeed him, and secondly, because […]

Climate leadership: bridging the politics/policy divide – Creative Bureaucracy Festival

Policy is a map, it’s a route map, it tells you how to get from here to there. There are many different routes, and you can examine them all and try to figure out which ones are the best routes. You use quite sophisticated tool to make a map and […]

COP26: All you need to know – Highgrade Media

At COP26 I think we did better than I’d expected and nothing like good enough, is my general feeling. I think the tone was interesting, rather than the specifics of the outcome – which everybody’s commentaries focused on – the tone was interesting, because it was a much greater sense […]

Beyond COP26. The EU and the UK join forces to reach net zero – EEAS

COP26 certainly wasn’t a flop. It didn’t take us to where we need to get to, but it did take us a step forward into the really hard work of delivering on the Paris Agreement. So, I think that it took us somewhere. I think what surprised people was the […]

What Are the Priorities for Environmental Law Following Brexit – PIEL UK 2021

It is fifty years since I joined a local group of Friends of the Earth. I started as an environmentalist. What I am going to do is step back a bit and look at both some of the failures and the tensions in a wider context of the development of […]