Does the new government energy strategy tackle the immediate energy crisis?

This is the third document in six months that the government has produced, and all that has happened is that they have become less coherent, and less and less connected to what actually matters to most people. What the Prime Minister seems to believe is that we want expensive nuclear […]

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 […]

Is scrapping VAT on energy efficiency measures good enough? – Talk Radio

The chancellor’s announcement that VAT will be scrapped on energy efficiency measures for homes is the right idea, it is just ten years too late to make a real difference. Before David Cameron decided to cut the ‘green crap’ we were insulating around two and a half million houses per […]

Tom Burke – E3G – Is the Winter Games in Beijing adding to the burden of climate change? – Sky News

If the Chinese were using fossil fuels to make snow that would not be green or sustainable, but actually they are using pretty much 100% renewable energy to supply the winter games. So in terms of the production of the snow, that is not adding to the burden of climate […]

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 […]

Trump says PM is making a big mistake backing wind power. He is wrong. – GB News

To focus on public subsidies for renewables is only telling part of the truth. The rest of the truth is that we also subsidize our existing fossil fuel industries, BP and Shell and others like them around the world still get subsidies. Every nuclear power station on the planet gets […]