The relentless focus on the worst-case scenarios of climate change, though well-intentioned, has inadvertently led to paralysis rather than action.
I’d say it’s about saying things how they are, avoiding sugar-coating matters, and not denying reality because it’s inconvenient or because it doesn’t fit your ideology, world view or political agenda.
Policy stability is desperately needed to restore confidence, keep costs under control and make offshore wind attractive to investors again.
Our research found that voters who account for Labour’s poll surge are more likely to say the recent announcement on diesel and petrol cars has made them less likely to return to the Conservatives.
In recent weeks, there has been questioning of our commitment to tackling climate change. I strongly refute this.
If you want people to feel motivated to go out and vote Conservative, delivering some Conservative policies would be a good start.
Pro-environment policies – and Treasury funding to make them a reality – were a consistent hallmark of his tenure as Chancellor,
If JSO’s house style prevents us engaging with the meaningful questions of how we best combat change without a decline in living standards, then their main contribution to the debate is lowering the quality.
The elephant in the room is that, unless something significant changes, it is unlikely that the Prime Minister will be able to see through any these plans.
Consumed by HS2 and stalked by critics, he has put his faith in his instincts, and what he hopes will be three big, historic offers – none of which can be delivered without victory at the next election.
The effect of the train strikes on attendance, the trauma of recent years, and the change in the nature of the Tory Conference itself leave the question hanging.
Voters clearly want it – and the recent past suggests he’s a more credible agent of it than Sir Keir.
The goalposts cannot be moved. We have a moral, legal, and economic duty to cut our emissions by 68 per cent of 1990 levels by 2030 and reach Net Zero by 2050.
The Chairman of the Net Zero Scrutiny Group adds that “we haven’t even got the renewable sources to cover the 20 per cent of energy we use, but we’re talking about replacing the 80 per cent with renewables.”