Renewables threaten fossil fuel interests

  This article was first published in the September edition of the ENDS Report.     A good 93% of Britons think the climate is changing. Such was the finding of a recent pollby the blog Carbon Brief. This is as close as polling can ever get to ‘everyone’. Nor […]

Labour’s plan to reform our broken energy market deserves cross-party support

  This article first appeared in the New Statesman September 2013                   BY TOM BURKE PUBLISHED 25 SEPTEMBER 2013 16:33   Ed Miliband’s energy price freeze met with a predictable, if not always credible, response from the energy industries. Led by Angela […]

ED’S BIG IDEA

    ‘If we win the election 2015 the next Labour government will freeze gas and electricity prices until the start of 2017.’ This was meant to be an eye-catching, applause generating line and it was. And deservedly so. This is a brave commitment. It will be spun by the […]

FUTURE IMPERFECT: THE COLLISION OF CLIMATE AND CARBON

  BY TOM BURKE This article first appeared in the Montrose Journal September 2013 Two epochal forces are shaping this century. One is economic, the $6 trillion dollar investment that will be made in developing fossil fuel assets over the next decade. The other is physical, the immutable behaviour of carbon […]

The Independent View: No real choice on nuclear

  This article was written for the Liberal Democrat Voice and first appeared on their website.                       By Tom Burke | Mon 9th September 2013 – 8:45 am   Atoms are not the only fission products of nuclear power. This is […]

Locked into business as usual in a changing world – ENDS Report August 2013

  This column was first published in the ENDS Report August 2013                 Conservative Party leaders believe declaring war on the environment and aggressively promoting fracking for shale gas is to their advantage. But it is bad for business and the economy. We […]