Category Archives: ENDS Report

On Killing Dragons

  This article first appeared in the November Issue of The Ends Report                             Consistency is becoming the rarest of phenomena in public discourse. We have a … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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President Obama makes canny carbon move – ENDS Report

  This article appears in the ENDS Report 462, August 2013, pp. 8-9 23 July 2013 12:49 BST By addressing the issue of “carbon pollution”, the US president is cleverly enabling climate action. But there is still little chance of … Continue reading

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The environment is off the metro-land agenda – ENDS Report June 2013

  This column features in the recently published ENDS Report   A review of the weak environmental machinery of the government is needed to counter the growing influence of the Treasury. Whether the UK Independence Party’s surge in the local elections … Continue reading

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Tom Burke’s political commentary: Trying to square the carbon price circle

Published in ENDS Report, issue 446, March 2012. Economists like things to be simple. All the world is a market and the men and women merely rational agents. If each plays his part pursuing self-interest then all will be well … Continue reading

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Tom Burke’s Political Commentary: Nucléaire nouvelle génération. Non merci!

Published in the ENDS Report, March 2012 March 11th marks the first anniversary of the nuclear meltdown at Fukushima. For 100,000 unfortunate Japanese this brought a sudden end to life as  they knew it. They will never return to their … Continue reading

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Tom Burke’s political commentary: Durban talks were not a failure for climate policy

ENDS Report 444, p. 45, January 2012. The latest round of UN climate talks made important progress in a number of areas, including Green Fund governance and the Clean Development Mechanism. Durban did not fail. That is by far and … Continue reading

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Tom Burke’s political commentary: A tune that bodes ill for environment and growth

Published in ENDS Report 443, p. 52, 20 December, 2011. On Europe and the environment, Cameron and Osborne have advanced arguments in the past month that will only serve to drive a wedge between the Coalition parties. The law of … Continue reading

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Tom Burke’s political commentary: Eurozone turmoil and climate inaction: the twin crises of political will

ENDS Report 442, p. 55, November 2011. The chance to avoid a dangerous rise in temperatures seems likely to be lost in the upcoming UN climate talks in Durban. December, it is turning out, is actually the cruellest month. It … Continue reading

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