The UK must reduce its dependence on gas by promoting nuclear energy and renewables, Tory leadership candidate says.
With the global population exploding and relative power of the west declining, we should reduce our dependence on the kindness of strangers.
With the right policies to unlock investment, Drax can help make Britain a world-leader in this next-generation technology.
Geopolitical risks create uncertainty in energy markets as reliability is questioned, pushing up prices and creating resistance to climate change goals.
We need to think a little less about the targets, and much more about what people can afford.
We must extract more domestic gas, stop importing more untaxed electricity – and turbo-charge new nuclear power.
Even a strong case would struggle to overcome the imbalance between distributed gains and concentrated costs – but it might focus minds.
Developing a mature fracking sector would take far too long to make a dent in the current round of price increases.
Thanks to the massive advances in new energy technology, we can shield ourselves against Russia’s aggressive use of gas.
Ministers have no sufficient answers to the question: ‘how do we keep the lights on?’
The Business Secretary is right to reject calls to let this debate kick off all over again.
He says that road haulage interests are trying to revive the pre-Brexit economy – but that the Government will stand firm for higher wages.
The importance of having a reliable baseload of firm power remains essential to the energy mix.
The first piece in a mini-series on ConHome this week on Net Zero and climate change.
There are dozens of policies, tax changes and other levers that government can pull to climate proof our homes.