We face a situation where getting each project over the line is iteratively harder and no sooner is a project approved by the Secretary of State but a series of judicial reviews land from community groups.
A fairer deal for those who have to tolerate new power lines and pylons is the best way to reach Net Zero and secure Britain’s energy supply.
It is absurd to set a strictly political timetable for the wholesale transfer of an industrial economy to unproven technologies.
As I vote on legislation passing through Parliament, I notice a steady stream of laws that we could not have passed were we still in the EU.
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.
The second part of a mini-series on ConservativeHome this week about how the Government can help Britain’s economy to grow faster.
It would create a big guaranteed market for an important British industry and accelerate our drive toward Net Zero, at no cost to the taxpayer.
With the global population exploding and relative power of the west declining, we should reduce our dependence on the kindness of strangers.
The Russian invasion in Ukraine is not a reason to give up on it. Rather, it is a reason to redouble efforts to get there as quickly as possible.
We need to think a little less about the targets, and much more about what people can afford.
With petrol at an all-time high and energy bill rising, among other cost-of-living issues, is it any wonder the public are losing faith?
Electricity generation policy must refocus on dispatchable low-emissions plant that can to deliver a secure and competitive system.
Enhancing its domestic production can help “level up” Britain and reduce the carbon footprint from imports.
If we want to signal a commitment to sustainable, low-carbon growth strategies, the Government could introduce a green sovereign bond.