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.
The importance of expanding homegrown energy production extends far beyond the borders of Scotland. The domestic supply chain workforce spans from Shetland to Southampton, with job opportunities in almost every parliamentary constituency.
Review Net Zero interventions, cut immigration; freeze Civil Service recruitment, reduce railway subsidies – and tell the Bank of England to stop selling bonds at a loss.
I don’t think that we serve our children or planet well giving in to the counsel of despair. Tackling it is more akin to an engineering challenge – one we know we can do.
On some issues, he got it wrong. On other issues, he got it right but is misrepresented by some of his cheerleaders. And on other issues, he was right in the context of the time but circumstances have changed.
Green Finance may sound admirably ambitious, but if it means diverting capital from efficient, market-driven investments into manipulated ones then we will all suffer. Nobody has voted to be made poorer.
It represents the biggest opportunity for the Conservatives to show we can build a stronger, greener, and more prosperous Scotland.
We might get the most optimal outcomes from the Independent Net Zero Review by extracting the best of it and focusing our efforts. Let’s prioritise those priorities.
Commentators focus their attention on the Red or Blue walls, but the Conservatives shouldn’t turn their backs on the green bridge of voters in both camps, especially when we have a strong record on climate and the environment.
And her government has decided that the best time to do all this is in the middle of the most serious energy crisis in decades.
The moral strictures of hard-line green activists are no foundation for a sensible energy policy.
Whilst we can still hope for a great tournament on the pitch, it’s perhaps worth reflecting on our relationship with the Gulf state – and the wider ramifications of the tournament.
The worst outcome would be long-term contracts that turn out to be bad value, and which no one feels like they signed up to.
Nationalisation and price-fixing are not the answer; we need a plan to spur investment and increase supply.
The risk is that the Truss approach to business taxes will be that it is seen as being so out of touch with the public mood that she will provide a vulnerable target for the Government’s opponents.