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I didn’t expect the Spanish Inquisition, Eagle Eye

I didn’t expect the Spanish Inquisition

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 [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 26 February 2014 at 8:56 pm

What Is a Climate-Change Sceptic?, Eagle Eye

What Is a Climate-Change Sceptic?

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 [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 17 February 2014 at 7:41 pm

Ed Davey vs Ed Miliband, round 94, Eagle Eye

Ed Davey vs Ed Miliband, round 94

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 [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 17 February 2014 at 2:10 pm

Miliband Plays Politics with Floods, Eagle Eye

Miliband Plays Politics with Floods

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 [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 16 February 2014 at 3:25 pm

“Ignorant” Tories and Osborne’s “excessive” austerity: an interview with Lord Stern, Chunomics

“Ignorant” Tories and Osborne’s “excessive” austerity: an interview with Lord Stern

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.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Monday, 27 January 2014 at 1:23 pm

Un-Green Ed, Eagle Eye

Un-Green Ed

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 [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 12 October 2013 at 6:33 pm

The inequality of climate change, Notebook

The inequality of climate change

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.

By | Notebook | Monday, 3 June 2013 at 5:00 am

The Great Anti-Green Con, Eagle Eye

The Great Anti-Green Con

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. [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 28 May 2013 at 12:42 pm

A new winter of discontent: The continuing controversy over energy bills, Energy

A new winter of discontent: The continuing controversy over energy bills

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.

By | Energy | Wednesday, 10 April 2013 at 10:25 am

Climate Week: Does the UK’s carbon footprint need re-packaging?, Notebook

Climate Week: Does the UK’s carbon footprint need re-packaging?

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.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 7 March 2013 at 4:27 pm

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