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ENDS REPORT – What is killing bees?

This column features in the recently published ENDS Report ‘Neonicitinoid’ is more than a difficult word to roll your tongue around. The neonicitinoids are a class of neuro-active insecticides that came into widespread use in the late nineties. They are … Continue reading

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Climate change: what needs to be done

Spotlight: Climate Change Published in the British Medical Journal 2012; 344:e1358, on 19th March 2012. If we are to meet the challenge of generating political will, the climate conversation must involve everyone, from all professions and all walks of life. Political … Continue reading

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Coalition review: energy and climate change

Published in The House Magazine, No.1411, Volume 36, on 15th March 2012. The Coalition Review looks into how far the government has stuck to the Coalition Agreement in key policy areas. This week Lord Turnbull, Michael Meacher, and I each … Continue reading

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EDF fined for spying on Greenpeace nuclear campaign

I have been quoted in BBC Environmental correspondent Richard Black’s latest blog, EDF fined for spying on Greenpeace nuclear campaign, on the politics and tactics surrounding nuclear, appearing on 10 November 2011. He is writing in response to the decision by a … Continue reading

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Is green growth a good goal for government?

Appeared on the Green Alliance’s Catalyst Forum, on 26th July, 2011. Yes, but we must be clear about what makes growth green No-one should doubt the government’s current appetite for growth. The economy grew by a mere 0.2 per cent … Continue reading

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BBC Radio 4’s Decision Time on nuclear

Below is the summary of my contribution on BBC Radio 4’s Decision Time, focusing on government decisions on a new generation of nuclear power stations, on 29th June 2011. I sat on a panel of experts with Tim Eggar (advisor to the … Continue reading

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Online debate: the world would be better off without nuclear

I took part in an online debate on nuclear energy with The Economist. Below are my opening remarks to the debate for the motion This house believes that the world would be better off without nuclear power, published on 6 … Continue reading

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Cities, Civilisation and Climate

Published in CEOs for Cities, on 7th September 2010. Civilisation is the thin film of order that human beings with ingenuity and imagination have constructed around the chaos of events. In a rapidly changing climate this is at its most … Continue reading

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The need for a credible climate technology policy

Published in Green Alliance publication Conservatism in a changing climate: Security, prosperity and a low carbon future. Published in February 2010. Climate change will transform the prosperity and security of 60 million Britons. This is true whether climate policy succeeds … Continue reading

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The EU should commit to 40% CO2 emissions reduction

by Nick Mabey and me. Posted by Copenhagen, Independent blog, via Stop Warming, on 9 December 2009. China and the United States have now put their opening bids for Copenhagen on the table. The US is offering a 17% reduction on … Continue reading

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