We shouldn’t assume that Tory common sense protects British conservatism. The fact is that rightwing PC — though in a different form to the US version — is making in-roads in this country too.
For the sake of our bills as well as our security interests, we need to double down on homegrown green energy instead.
A majority agree that global warming is a reality. But there is scepticism about “net zero” targets and alarmist declarations about an “emergency”.
Trying to price a technology transition ahead of it happening is a fool’s errand. History is littered with examples where the ‘experts’ were proved wrong.
The Business Secretary is right to reject calls to let this debate kick off all over again.
To protect those in fuel poverty, some of the revenue from the gas carbon charge could be given back as a carbon cheque to vulnerable households.
The Government’s combination of pro-shale rhetoric and highly restrictive regulation could almost be calculated to please nobody.
The Government should intervene against council’s that fail to meet statutory deadlines – especially on proposals of national importance.
Several new investment vehicles will put Theresa May’s belief in “the good that government can do” into action across multiple sectors.
The way British politics and planning mix tends to push infrastructure decisions into the long grass.
Truthfully, I expected at every stage that someone would come up with a showstopper reason why it can’t possibly work. No one has come up with one.
Blind faith in new nuclear and shale gas have yielded precisely zero for UK security of supply, despite constant rhetoric to the contrary.
North Yorkshire County Council’s decision is a victory for facts over hyperbole.
Imposing an obligation on suppliers and shippers to hold a certain proportion of their gas in store ahead of every winter would be the most cost-effective solution.
A distinct, centre-right approach to green issues is an overdue addition to the Conservative arsenal, but the Energy Secretary has made a start.