Developing our remaining reserves creates employment opportunities and generates much-needed tax revenues as we transition to alternatives.
The Government needs to be investing both in the next generation of nuclear power stations and developing the storage technologies needed to make renewables reliable.
We must extract more domestic gas, stop importing more untaxed electricity – and turbo-charge new nuclear power.
Lumping more onto the UK’s tax burden – already at the highest sustained level seen in peacetime – cannot be the answer.
The project is uniquely placed to put Yorkshire and the Humber on the world stage.
A recent report launching a new coalition explains why we need new technologies that will deliver these at scale.
The first piece in a mini-series on ConHome this week on Net Zero and climate change.
It is about to embark on an ambitious plan for net zero carbon emissions when we can least afford it. There may be a more affordable option.
By uniting behind Johnson’s plan, and replicating the approach of these two mayors, the the environment can become a winning issue for the party.
The saga shows how vulnerable Britain’s planning system can be to high profile, articulate pressure groups.
The best way of thinking about it isn’t to fix one’s gaze on direct subsidies, but to look wider – at our failure to turn British ideas into British prosperity.
I’m delighted to have been asked to help set up the new Taskforce for Innovation and Growth through Regulatory Reform.
Very rarely do the stars align in favour of a truly inspiring act of leadership. They are doing so for Border Carbon Adjustment. It just needs a catchier name.
Talk of a new industrial revolution is all well and good, but the spirit that delivered the last one seems long gone.