Tag Archives: carbon emissions

Are extreme weather events becoming the norm? Tom Burke – Sky News – 30 Dec 15

      Sky News: Now let’s return to the floods now and find out what is causing all of this? Let’s talk to environmentalist and former government adviser Tom Burke, who is in central London, Good morning to you. … Continue reading

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Even if the global warming scare were a hoax, we would still need it – The Telegraph

  This article was first published in The Telegraph   China is the low-carbon superpower and will be the ultimate enforcer of the COP21 climate deal in Paris     By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard   Chinese scientists have published two alarming … Continue reading

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COP21: Paris climate deal ‘more likely’ after terror attacks

  By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent, BBC News, Paris       Nearly 150 global leaders are gathering in Paris amid tight security for a critical UN climate meeting. The conference, known as COP21, starts on Monday and will try … Continue reading

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Blue Sky Thinking – BBC Radio 5 Live

          I think that government has got far too centralised, it started under Thatcher, was taken further forward by Labour, and the level of centralisation has now really got quite ridiculous. I would want to push … Continue reading

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Revealed: BP’s close ties with the UK government – The Guardian

  I was quoted extensively in a piece The Guardian wrote on the extent of BP’s influence on government policy and how their intimate relationship is at odds with UK commitments to reduce carbon emissions.     “About 1.5% of … Continue reading

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SQUARING THE CIRCLES

  This piece was first published by the Energy and Carbon Blog     Amber Rudd’s appointment as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate has been welcomed by environmentalists. This is partly out of relief. There was a real risk … Continue reading

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US and China emissions agreement – BBC World Service – 12 November 2014

                  Here is an interview I did recently for  the BBC World Service discussing why the emissions agreement between the US and China is so important.   “This is really important because the … Continue reading

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If there is the will, there is a way – Sky News – 02 November 14

        Here is an interview I did for Sky News discussing the draft IPCC ‘synthesis’ report, why this report is different, and what difference it could make.   “I think there are two things that are different about … Continue reading

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‘IT’S THE ECONOMY STUPID’

                    When the debate on the Fourth Carbon Budget began in Whitehall in 2012 the Treasury had a clear view. No. Meeting its requirements would be too damaging to Britain’s economy. … Continue reading

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NO-ONE HOME

  This piece first appeared in BusinessGreen     There is no-one at home in Britain’s political parties. Increasingly they are empty shells with ever fewer members. On a good day less than 400,000 people belong to all our political … Continue reading

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