Will climate and energy policy move forward at COP26? – GB News

COP26 is very serious, and we had better hope it gets somewhere because if it doesn’t get somewhere, then we are all going to be in a lot of trouble. I think three things need to come out of it. The first thing that we need to do is deliver […]

Will enough progress be made at COP26? – LBC

I am definitely looking forward COP26. I am both looking forward to getting a good result, and I am looking forward to being over. It has been pretty much at the centre of my life for the whole of this year, so I’ll be glad when we are done. COP1 […]

What has happened to government promises to improve the energy efficiency of our buildings? R4 Today

There is not very much government help available for people who are concerned about the energy prices rising and who want to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. There is the ECO scheme, which is available to help people improve the energy efficiency of their houses. But about 80% […]

Is a Green Revolution really possible? – GB News

We have a real problem with the way in which we’re changing the climate, the world is going to change, one way or another, either climate policy will succeed, and we will go on living more or less as we live now, or climate policy will fail, and we will […]

Are the UK world leaders on tackling climate change? – GB News

We are world leaders in the sense that we have probably done more in this country to decarbonize our economy than has happened anywhere else in the world. So in that sense we are world leaders. We made the Climate Act, we set up the Climate Change Committee, and they […]

Do individual consumer choices make a difference to tacking climate change? – LBC

There is no reason that the over 50s should be any more climate friendly than the under 50s, only for the very simple reason that most parents care very much about the kind of life that their children are going to have. The difference between over 50s and under 50s […]

Improving the energy efficiency of homes is a priority for cutting emissions – LBC

We have known for a very long time that the fastest and cheapest way to get our emissions down is to stop the heat leaking out of our leaky buildings. We have known that for a long time and government after government has failed to put in place the, actually […]

Are the UK world leaders on tackling climate change? – GB News

We are world leaders in the sense that we have probably done more in this country to decarbonize our economy than has happened anywhere else in the world. So in that sense we are world leaders. We made the Climate Act, we set up the Climate Change Committee, and they […]

Is the UK ready to deal with extreme weather? – GB News

We will know quite soon how much of this extreme weather we are seeing can be attributed to climate change with what scientist call attribution. Our understanding of climate science now is sufficiently good for us to be able to say when there is an event like this, what is […]

A carbon club?

Now that it is widely recognised that climate change does indeed pose an existential threat to civilisation, there is an accelerating search for new ideas about how best to respond. Not all of them are good. Many of these ideas are well-intentioned searches for ways to accelerate the agonisingly slow […]