Tag Archives: risk

Will flood exercises better prepare us? – Sky News – 12 Sep 16

            Sky News: The Environment agency is beginning to prepare for the winter months ahead, they are training with new barriers, pumps, vehicles and drones to test their flood responses. Well, joining me now is … Continue reading

Posted in Changing the Politics, Cities, Climate Change, Domestic, Economics, Economics, Energy, Finance, In the media, Interviews, People, Politics, Sky News, Sustainability, The Human Cost | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Will flood exercises better prepare us? – Sky News – 12 Sep 16

Sky News – How significant is it that the US and China have ratified the Climate Deal?

  Sky News:  Two of the world’s biggest polluters the US and China have ratified the Paris agreement on climate change. The move is being hailed as a major breakthrough, but does it go far enough? Tom Burke is the … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Changing the Politics, Domestic, Economics, Economics, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Security, Environment, Europe, Finance, In the media, International, Interviews, Oil and Gas, People, Politics, renewables, Sky News, Sustainability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Sky News – How significant is it that the US and China have ratified the Climate Deal?

BBC News – China and US ratify Paris Climate Deal

    BBC News: It’s been reported this morning that China has announced that it will formally ratify the Paris Climate Change Agreement, paving the way for a joint US / China statement on global warming later today. The country … Continue reading

Posted in Articles by Publication, BBC, Business, Campaigning, Changing the Politics, Climate Change, Economics, Economics, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Security, Environment, Finance, In the media, International, Interviews, Oil and Gas, People, Politics, renewables, Sustainability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on BBC News – China and US ratify Paris Climate Deal

Why Hinkley is a very risky bet – BBC Radio Wales

    This is not where we expected to be this morning, and it is very difficult to imagine what the government will discover in a few weeks time that it doesn’t already know. So I think that it is … Continue reading

Posted in BBC, Business, Domestic, Economics, Economics, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Security, Environment, European, Finance, In the media, Nuclear, People, Politics, renewables, The Human Cost | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Why Hinkley is a very risky bet – BBC Radio Wales

Hinkley Point – BBC Radio 4 – Today Program

      There is no doubt that we need electricity, we just don’t need the electricity from Hinkley at enormous cost. It’s very unreliable, we are not sure that this type of reactor will actually work. There are much … Continue reading

Posted in BBC, Business, Campaigning, Domestic, Economics, Economics, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Security, Europe, Finance, In the media, Nuclear, People, renewables | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hinkley Point – BBC Radio 4 – Today Program

ET TU BRUTE

      Assassination is rare in Britain. But do not doubt that the political knife slipped into Boris Johnson’s back was anything other than a carefully crafted assassination. It began, supposedly, with a leak. Mr Gove’s wife, Daily Mail … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Brexit, Campaigning, Changing the Politics, Domestic, Energy, EU, Europe, European, In the media, People, Politics, Referendum, The Human Cost | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on ET TU BRUTE

How significant is the signing of the Paris Agreement? – BBC Newshour – 22 April 16

                    BBC: Tom Burke is Chair of the British environmental think tank E3G and a former advisor tot he UK government on climate change. How significant does he think today’s signing … Continue reading

Posted in BBC, Campaigning, Changing the Politics, Climate Change, Economics, Economics, Energy, Environment, In the media, International, The Human Cost | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on How significant is the signing of the Paris Agreement? – BBC Newshour – 22 April 16

Hinkley Point C nuclear deal contains £22bn ‘poison pill’ for taxpayer

  ‘If the SoSIA is signed it will change the argument over Hinkley. Instead of being an argument about why we should kill this white elephant – which the government has comprehensively lost –  it will become an argument about … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Domestic, Economics, Economics, Energy, Energy Efficiency, European, Finance, In the media, Nuclear, Politics, The Guardian | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hinkley Point C nuclear deal contains £22bn ‘poison pill’ for taxpayer

BBC World News – Is Hinkley dead? – 8 March 16

      BBC: Professor Tom Burke is the chairman of the environmental think tank E3G, he joins me now in the studio, welcome to you. Where do you think this project is floundering? Tom Burke: Well, as I listen … Continue reading

Posted in BBC, Business, Changing the Politics, Climate Change, Economics, Economics, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Security, Environment, European, Finance, In the media, Nuclear, renewables, The Human Cost | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on BBC World News – Is Hinkley dead? – 8 March 16

Letters to PM warned of the risks of going ahead with Hinkley Point

                        In March 2012, on the anniversary of Fukushima, I drafted a letter to the Prime Minister that was signed by myself and three other former Directors of Friends of … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Domestic, Economics, Economics, Energy, Energy Efficiency, European, Finance, In the media, Nuclear | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Letters to PM warned of the risks of going ahead with Hinkley Point