I have a comment at Independent Voices on Ed Miliband’s curious decision to repeat his Observer interview of 10 days ago in the form of six questions to the Prime Minister in the Commons today.
His charge against David Cameron on both occasions is that he “cannot answer the question about whether people need to believe [...]
The core of Ed Miliband’s charge against the Prime Minister on the environment is this: “Denial or dither on climate change will damage the country.” The Labour leader doesn’t quite say what he means by this, but the implication – about which I blogged yesterday – is that there are Conservatives in Government who are [...]
Ed Davey, the Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change Secretary, gave a speech at the progressive think tank, IPPR, last week, which was reported as an attack on climate-change sceptics in the Conservative Party. In fact, what was striking about it was its warmth towards mainstream Tories and the strength of the attack on Ed [...]
Ed Miliband in his interview in The Observer today accuses David Cameron of appearing to retreat from his support for the green cause.
That is rich coming from someone who has done so much to undermine policies to reduce climate change with his promise to freeze energy prices. The Financial Times carries almost daily reports of international [...]
One of the highlights of the World Economic Forum in Davos this year was talking to Lord Stern, the renowned economist and now President of the British Academy.
With one line in his party conference speech, Ed Miliband may have destroyed what he achieved as Energy and Climate Change Secretary:
The next Labour government will freeze gas and electricity prices until the start of 2017.
His pledge cut through the media clutter, and forced David Cameron to respond. Despite the policy’s relative unpopularity – it is [...]
Visiting vulnerable communities in India who are bearing the brunt of climate change, worsened by global carbon emissions, highlighted an alarming inequality to me that is leaving people in poverty around the world through no fault of their own.
The “Great Green Con” campaign by the Mail on Sunday took an unexpected turn at the weekend. It published an article by Prof Myles Allen, a “top British climate scientist”, who explained that climate change was definitely happening, and humans were causing it, but that most policy responses to it were misguided.
Allen’s is an interesting argument. [...]
The coldest spring in half a century has made energy bills the hottest topic of the season. But the heat has shifted in recent days, from rising gas prices in the face of supply shortages, to the cost of green and energy saving measures such as wind power and loft insulation.
This week, you may or may not be aware, is Climate Week – an annual event which seeks to raise awareness of big environmental issues and to inspire a new wave of action from the British public to help create a sustainable future.
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