Category Archives: Security

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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Hinkley is a big economic problem – Sky News

    The National Infrastructure Commission just pointed out a while ago that with better use of our existing energy generation capacity we could avoid four Hinkleys, and save 8 billion pounds. McKinsey pointed out that if we just took … Continue reading

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Hinkley Point – BBC News

    Hinkley will actually slow down, and make much more expensive the pace at which we can decarbonise our economy and therefore avoid the dangers of climate change. So there are much better things to do, that we can … Continue reading

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If we’re to win the climate struggle, we must remain in Europe

                    Concerted EU diplomacy helped secure a landmark agreement at the Paris climate change summit. We should not leave the field just as the battle is turning. Our security and prosperity … Continue reading

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Our own bad habits have brought Britain to the brink of Brexit – The Guardian

By Martin Kettle This article first appeared in The Guardian   Whether voters decide to leave or remain, we must address failures in our media, culture and politics     Trust the people, that’s what I always say to myself. By … Continue reading

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Energy policy post-Paris

    Fulfilling our climate change obligations post-COP21 means a complete transformation of our energy system. The shift towards to a smarter, safer, carbon-free and affordable system is set against a challenging landscape of volatile prices, changing demand patterns and … Continue reading

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WE ARE EUROPE – WHAT ARE YOU #INFOR?

…the travel, our rights, better cities and clean air; 70 years of peace; women and men, parents and kids; the right to love whoever we want; science, art, music and culture; our spare time and our work time; action on … Continue reading

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Within the EU, Britain can take the lead on tackling climate change

  This piece first appeared in The Guardian       Letter from John Gummer, Chris Huhne, Adair Turner, Craig Bennett, Tom Burke, Amy Cameron, Michael Jacobs, John Sauven, Matthew Spencer, James Thornton and Crispin Tickell       Britain … Continue reading

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Is there really a need for Hinkley Point to be built? – World at One – Radio 4 – 16 Feb 16

    BBC: So Is there a really need for Hinkley Point to be built? Tom Burke: There isn’t actually, there’s lots and lots more things that we can do. There is no need to replace nuclear with nuclear, or … 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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