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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24 February 2014: Coalition subsidies to keep the coal fires burning

The Conservative Party is planning new subsidies for coal power stations. This is a striking historic reversal, because the Tories have traditionally been anti-coal.

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22 January 2014: Unambitious targets. Time to focus on policies

Today, the European Commission published its proposals for a 2030 climate and energy framework. The targets are not ambitious, but policy makers should now focus on measures rather than numbers.

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7 January 2014: Energiewende and schadenfreude

The German “Energiewende” is not doing as well as often claimed; but climate protection is too important for point-scoring or schadenfreude.

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13 December 2013: UK energy policy going very badly

Friday the 13th – and reasons to be gloomy about UK energy policy

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29 November 2013: politics beating policy in UK and EU

UK energy policy is in utter confusion, but is EU policy any better?

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Pandora’s Promise – the Stephen Tindale interview

This is a link to a YouTube film involving my interview with Robert Stone, who was the director of the film Pandora’s Promise.

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Saving the planet means changing your mind

Video of my TEDx talk about how I had to change my view on nuclear energy when I realised that it is necessary during the low-carbon transition.

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Saving the planet means changing your mind

This is a link to a youtube film of me talking about how I had to change my view on nuclear energy when I realised it is the way towards sustainable energy.

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17 June 2013: Priorities for EU development aid

CER has recently published my paper on priorities for EU development aid.

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11 December 2012: How to expand renewables after 2020

CER has now published my short policy brief ‘How to expand renewable energy after 2020′.

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