Owen Paterson’s speech to the Global Warming Policy Foundation last night was depressingly poor.   If it hadn’t been trailed so heavily in the press, I would have thought he had...

Remember ‘Vote Blue, Go Green’?  David Cameron promised to bring a progressive environmental agenda with him into Downing Street.  After four years in government Cameron has been reported to want to...

  Waves of announcements from energy companies, policy makers and regulators have been crashing in like Atlantic storms over the past few weeks.  This always seems to happen when I’m on...

The UK Government today launched its grand plan to help people with their energy bills.  Let me summarise.  There’ll be a change to the Warm Homes Discount (worth on average £12)...

What has happened to progressive ideas on energy policy?  Politicians seem to be locked in a rhetorical battle to go further and further backwards. There’s talk of a windfall tax which...

David Cameron is a cowardly prime minister.    Watching his performance at PMQs on Wednesday was embarrassing.  When he announced he would be ‘rolling back the green levies’ it was like...

Today’s announcement that Hinkley C has been given the green light is good news.   We will still need base-load power in the 2020s and nuclear is the cleanest and most reliable...

Enjoying the September sun amongst the sun-kissed bourgeois of Biarritz, it’s easy to forget that France has a Socialist government. But you only have to turn on the power to see...

This week has shown the British Parliament at its most effective.  Faced with a decision on military intervention in Syria, MPs overruled the Government and withdrew support for action.  For those...

A major summit on the Low-Carbon Energy Sector in Wales has just been announced. The event will be co-hosted by Wales in London and Eversheds on Tuesday 15th October 2013 at...