Is scrapping VAT on energy efficiency measures good enough? – Talk Radio

The chancellor’s announcement that VAT will be scrapped on energy efficiency measures for homes is the right idea, it is just ten years too late to make a real difference. Before David Cameron decided to cut the ‘green crap’ we were insulating around two and a half million houses per […]

Climate leadership: bridging the politics/policy divide – Creative Bureaucracy Festival

Policy is a map, it’s a route map, it tells you how to get from here to there. There are many different routes, and you can examine them all and try to figure out which ones are the best routes. You use quite sophisticated tool to make a map and […]

COP26: All you need to know – Highgrade Media

At COP26 I think we did better than I’d expected and nothing like good enough, is my general feeling. I think the tone was interesting, rather than the specifics of the outcome – which everybody’s commentaries focused on – the tone was interesting, because it was a much greater sense […]

Beyond COP26. The EU and the UK join forces to reach net zero – EEAS

COP26 certainly wasn’t a flop. It didn’t take us to where we need to get to, but it did take us a step forward into the really hard work of delivering on the Paris Agreement. So, I think that it took us somewhere. I think what surprised people was the […]

GOVERNING THE CLIMATE

We live in turbulent times. Some eight billion of us live in an increasingly connected world. The pace of technology-enabled change is accelerating. This can be both exhilarating, as new opportunities and experiences become accessible, and intimidating, as familiar places and relationships are transformed beyond recognition. This accelerating pace of […]

Renewable energy is already cheaper than nuclear – BBC News

We don’t know that this design [for nuclear reactors from Rolls Royce], that will take three years to produce, will work. We don’t know if it will be approved by the nuclear regulators. We don’t know what the electricity from it will cost, and whether that can compete with the […]

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 […]

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 the COP26 agenda making the energy crisis worse? – GB News

The energy crisis is a very bad way to put a carbon price on, which is a favorite tool of economists for solving the climate problem. I certainly wouldn’t want to do it this way because it has a really bad impact on those who are least able to bear […]

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 […]