Category Archives: International

HINKLEY GREEN LIGHT A MASSIVE STRATEGIC MISTAKE, SAYS CLIMATE CHANGE THINK TANK

                  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Wednesday 14th September 2016   E3G Press Release   Following reports today that the Government is about to give the green light to the Hinkley Point C … Continue reading

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Sky News – How significant is it that the US and China have ratified the Climate Deal?

  Sky News:  Two of the world’s biggest polluters the US and China have ratified the Paris agreement on climate change. The move is being hailed as a major breakthrough, but does it go far enough? Tom Burke is the … Continue reading

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BBC News – China and US ratify Paris Climate Deal

    BBC News: It’s been reported this morning that China has announced that it will formally ratify the Paris Climate Change Agreement, paving the way for a joint US / China statement on global warming later today. The country … Continue reading

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Chinese firm with military ties invited to bid for role in UK’s nuclear future

By Adam Vaughan This piece was published by The Guardian     China National Nuclear Corporation on government list of preferred bidders for development funding for next-generation modular reactors   Tom Burke, chairman of the environment thinktank E3G and a former British … Continue reading

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HINKLEY DECISION GRINDS TO A HALT

      On Thursday 21st July the Prime Minister dined with Francois Hollande in Paris. On the same day, EDF announced a meeting of its Board had been called for the 28th of July. A press release stated simply … Continue reading

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Trump cannot derail global climate deal – Climate News Network

  This piece was first published on the Climate News Network   May 20, 2016, by Alex Kirby       Even if he wins the US presidency,  Donald Trump will be unable to halt international progress towards a low-carbon economy, … Continue reading

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How significant is the signing of the Paris Agreement? – BBC Newshour – 22 April 16

                    BBC: Tom Burke is Chair of the British environmental think tank E3G and a former advisor tot he UK government on climate change. How significant does he think today’s signing … Continue reading

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Is nuclear power a ticking time bomb? – France24 Debate – 8 Mar 16

                  I think that you really want to consider much more than just the body count of deaths when you look to evaluate a complicated problem like this. This has been a … Continue reading

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Tom Burke talks to LBC about nuclear power, Hinkley Point and EDF – 07 Mar 16

            Clive Bull: A top EDF boss has resigned over the company’s plans to build Britain’s first new nuclear power plant for decades. There is an ongoing row over the 18 billion pound cost, part … Continue reading

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OF OIL AND STONES

  This blog first appeared in Business Green                                 Sheikh Yamani, a former Saudi oil minister, is famous for having pointed out that the stone … Continue reading

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