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Green policies are not responsible for the Tata steel crisis

By Karl Mathiesen This article was published by The Guardian   Analysis of the figures show Port Talbot may actually have been profiting from efforts to reduce carbon emissions     There was a slew of comment over the weekend regarding … Continue reading

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SOMETHING IS HAPPENING HERE

  This piece first appeared in Business Green.       Environmentalists have long been vulnerable to their own passions. At times this can make us sound shrill and self-righteous. On other occasions it can blind us to political traps. … Continue reading

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Magic and Misdirection

  This article first appeared in the December edition of BusinessGreen magazine                 One of the more stressful moments in Britain’s history occurred in the spring of 1940. Churchill had just become Prime … 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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The politics of the carbon price

Published in the International Financing Review, in September 2008. Accurately assessing carbon price risk as climate policy evolves will require a profound understanding of the interaction between policy and politics and the unique nature of the challenge this poses to … Continue reading

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British Treasury’s irresponsible position on carbon credits

Comment, published in The House Magazine, in May 2008. We are nearly out of time to avoid dangerous climate change and protect the prosperity and security of every single person in Britain. Doing so means making the global energy system … Continue reading

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