Welcome to Climate Answers

Climate change is the most serious issue ever to have faced humanity. Rightly, it is now high on the public, political, media and business agendas. However, too much of the discussion is still about what we should not be doing or what we should be against. There is not enough discussion or information on solutions – what we can and should do to minimise dangerous climate change, and what should be done to make us not only safer and more secure, but also richer and happier.

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Time for the Labour Party to lead on clean air

You can read here my article for the Fabian Society on what Labour should say – and do – on clean air, at the European and local level.

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26 June 2014: Cameron and Juncker

You can read here my Sunday Express article on David Cameron’s attempt to stop Jean-Claude Juncker becoming President of the European Commission.

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My Ecologist article on nuclear power

The Ecologist, an anti-nuclear magazine, has published my article defending nuclear power.

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14 May 2014: My Economist Insight on why we need all clean energy sources

The Economist has published my short article on why we need energy efficiency plus all clean energy sources: renewables, carbon capture and storage and nuclear.

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14 May 2014: A new narrative for European integration

Swiss paper Le Temps has now published (in French) my article on the need for a new narrative for European integration. Here is the English version.

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The climate case for shale gas

Shale gas

For climate and air quality reasons, we need more gas. Shale gas is less bad than liquified natural gas – and better than coal.

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Making Britain a real low-carbon leader

Tidal Lagoon Power’s proposal for Swansea Bay is the most exciting project that I have been involved in for many years.

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How to reduce dependence on Russian gas

My CER blog on how Europe should reduce its dependence on Russian gas

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Comments to European Commission on Hinkley and state aid

My comments to the European Commission, saying that it should approve the UK government’s application to sign a contract with EDF energy to build a new nuclear power station.

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19 March 2014: Setting standards

It’s time for energy policy wonks to move beyond the TLAs (three letter acronyms) and talk human.

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