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Prosperity, Security, Stability

These are anxious times. Much that we take for granted in the way the world is ordered is in flux. The brief moment when scholars talked confidently of the ‘End of History’ has passed. Change is no longer an option, … Continue reading

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SMALL BITE NO.1

                  In a speech in London, American Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, last night accused the EU of limiting the ‘role of science in assessing risk’ in trade policy. He was warning the … Continue reading

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There is a catastrophic gap between promises to cut carbon emissions and the action need to deliver those cuts – BBC World Service

    There is a catastrophic gap between promises to cut carbon emissions and the actions need to deliver those cuts. That is the verdict today from the United Nations, a new UN Report says amounts pledged in the Paris … Continue reading

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ON THE BREAKING OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROMISES

    There are a great many champions of the environment in Britain. Between them, our environmental bodies have several times the membership of all the political parties in Britain combined. They probably know rather more about the will of … Continue reading

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The Environmental politics of Brexit – Speech at UK Environmental Law Association Conference

              The Environmental politics of Brexit – Speech by Tom Burke UK Environmental Law Association Conference October 13th, 2017 39 Essex Chambers, London Let me begin by thanking you for inviting me to speak … Continue reading

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No Need for Nuclear. The renewables are here – Conway Hall, London 17 June 2017

    There is a very broad National consensus about what we want our energy policy to do, what the goal of British Energy Policy should be. It should be affordable, it should be secure and it should be low-carbon, … Continue reading

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What does Brexit mean for Environmental Legislation in the UK – Guardian Podcast

    One of the things that you get out of our membership of the EU is an enormous amount of regulatory stability. It takes a very long time to create environmental legislation, but then it is very difficult for … Continue reading

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Sky News – Discussing Al Gore’s new film on climate change “An Inconvenient Sequel” – 11 Aug 17

    Sky news: With me now in the studio is Tom Burke, a former senior adviser to the foreign secretary’s special representative on climate change, and now the chairman of third generation environmentalism, which encourages sustainable development. First of … Continue reading

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BBC Radio 5 Live – Government announces independent review of energy prices – 6 Aug 17

    5 Live: The government has launched an independent review into the cost of energy, days after British Gas raised energy prices by twelve and a half percent. The study is being carried out by Oxford University professor Dieter … Continue reading

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BBC News – What can the energy price review achieve? – 06 Aug 17

    BBC News: The government has asked for and independent review of the energy market, just days after British Gas announced it is putting up its standard electricity price by twelve and a half percent. Theresa May did pledge … Continue reading

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