Article list for the ‘Policy’ Category

The UK and European energy co-operation post-Brexit

The UK should seek to remain part of the European Internal Energy Market (IEM). This would deliver economic benefits significantly greater than the cost of adherence to regulations and a membership fee.

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23 February 2017: the patriotic case for climate action

My report on an impressive energy and climate speech from Lib Dem leader Tim Farron which I attended yesterday

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The Renewable Heat Incentive: A successful UK carbon policy?

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Like the Climate Change Act the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) was a world first, showing the UK’s leadership in the decarbonisation sector and the benefits that come with it such as stimulating a new sector, and strengthening security of supply. But has it been successful? Constantly in the news at present, with fears mismanagement of […]

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The case for a Clean Energy Alliance

The low-carbon energy sectors – efficiency, most renewables, CCS and nuclear – should work together more strategically

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Director Stephen Tindale’s evidence to Lord’s Committee

Our Director Stephen Tindale gave oral evidence on the economics of UK energy policy to the House of Lord’s Economic Affairs Committee on 15 November. He argued for a more diverse energy mix, more consistent policy and more rapid decision making on key issues. The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement said little about energy. The spring 2017 […]

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Carbon Capture and Storage – time for the UK to get back on track

In November 2015, the UK government axed its £1billion carbon capture and storage (CCS) competition. The move was met with dismay from industry, green groups and politicians, many of whom had been deeply involved in the project. The government’s reason for its u-turn was fears over costs. However, CCS is affordable and a necessary investment, […]

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Air quality plan in action. New electric buses for London.

New electric buses unveiled but the mayor’s air quality plan could
be improved.

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Being pro-nuclear does not undermine climate and energy goals

Our response to Sussex Uni. Being pro-nuclear does not effect decarbonisation and renewables. It doesn’t matter to the climate how we decarbonise, it just matters that we do.

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29 July 2016: Open letter to Greg Clark MP on Hinkley review

Dear Greg, Congratulations on your appointment to run BEIS. I welcome the creation of the new department (see http://climateanswers.info/2016/07/15-july-2016-new-british-government-a-step-forward-for-climate-strategy/). And it is great to have you back working on energy and climate change. I also welcome your decision to review the Hinkley Point C proposal, following yesterday’s Final Investment Decision by EDF. The UK needs […]

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July 2016: Weinberg Next Nuclear summer newsletter

http://www.the-weinberg-foundation.org/2016/07/21/our-summer-newsletter/ Articles on: a progressive narrative for a pro-nuclear civil society movement;why there is such strong anti-nuclear feeling in Germany; prospects for nuclear power in the UK.

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