Does the new government energy strategy tackle the immediate energy crisis?

This is the third document in six months that the government has produced, and all that has happened is that they have become less coherent, and less and less connected to what actually matters to most people. What the Prime Minister seems to believe is that we want expensive nuclear […]

The government can do something right now to reduce peoples energy bills – LBC

Why would the government build nuclear power stations which will mean that they have to put people’s energy bills up twice in order to get the investment needed to build them and pay for the energy they produce, why would you do that? Why would the government think it is […]

COP26 is not all Blah Blah – LBC

It is good that Modi had said that India will reach net zero, but the timetable is a bit disappointing. India is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate policy failure. So, it needs the rest the world to do more, but this level of ambition by India isn’t […]

Why aren’t politicians doing enough to tackle climate change? – LBC

I think we should be focusing on the leadership gap. What we see in this report is yet another message from the real world to the politicians that is that we are not doing enough to tackle the problem. We have the technology that we need to solve the problem, […]

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 can realistically be achieved at COP26? – LBC

What I hope can be achieved at COP26 is that we get a significant increase in the ambition of people’s national commitments, national targets to do with climate change, that we get enough money, a 100 billion that has been promised for a long time now, committed to help the […]

Why we are incredibly vulnerable to energy price spikes – LBC

We do have to understand there’s a cost associated with reaching net-zero and a reducing our carbon emissions, just as we have to understand that if we fail, if our climate policy fails, then there will also be a very big cost associated with that. So, it is a question […]

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 […]

IPCC report gives a stark warning, but will the government step up? – LBC

The IPCC report is a very frightening prospect for all our futures, but particularly for young people, who have a long time to live in a world with a climate that is changing in a dangerous way. This report is telling us that climate change is happening now, for a […]