6th Jul 2020
Decarbonising heat will cost billions, actually hundreds of billions, possibly a trillion pounds. The sum matters but who pays and how, p...
29th Jun 2020
Last week was warm, flaming June, so of course it was the time to talk about how we heat our homes. Several reports were published, inclu...
22nd Jun 2020
The economic outlook is bleak as a result of Covid. It will take years for us to recover and there will be pain felt along the way by mil...
15th Jun 2020
As a rule of thumb, most Britons hate it when they are told to do something. Especially when it seemingly offers no benefit to them, even...
8th Jun 2020
A study published at the end of May demonstrated an all too familiar first-world response to a global problem. It showed, yet again, the...
1st Jun 2020
Let me begin by saying I have never been to Barnard Castle and I usually go to Specsavers to test my eyes, so I’ll concentrate on o...
18th May 2020
Governments, of all colours, get loads of grief when things go wrong (the Punch and Judy of politics). Rightly so as it is our money they...
11th May 2020
The Committee on Climate Change, which I voted to set up and respect their work, wrote to the Government last week to persuade them to fo...
4th May 2020
One of the problems with Twitter is it acts like an echo-chamber. You tend to follow those whose views you support and vice versa. So whe...
27th Apr 2020
Earlier this year, an innocuous answer on fuel poverty statistics was given to Parliament. It listed fuel poverty rates, in England, by p...
20th Apr 2020
A few weeks ago I warned that some from the environmental lobby were viewing the Coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to show that carb...
6th Apr 2020
It’s wall-to-wall coverage, understandably, of coronavirus at the moment. Our daily lives are being turned upside down; expert advi...
30th Mar 2020
At the early stage of the emergency, I read comments from climate change activists who suggested that the downturn in emissions, as indus...
23rd Mar 2020
Writing a weekly blog usually involves being topical, and given the current Coronavirus outbreak, it would be strange not to recognise it...
16th Mar 2020
Bet you thought I’d lifted this from the US baseball film, “Field of Dreams” but you’d be wrong. It’s what...
9th Mar 2020
I was struck by figures coming from China, that in the four weeks to 1st March their carbon emissions were down by 200m tonnes, with the...
2nd Mar 2020
What should a responsible government do about economically irrational behaviour? And more importantly, should it be advocating policy tha...
24th Feb 2020
How we decarbonise the UK is difficult enough a question to answer, without it being complicated by “loose” language used in...
17th Feb 2020
We’ve all heard the expression; probably used it too. Its meaning is ‘the most easily achieved of a set of tasks, measures, g...
10th Feb 2020
For avoidance of doubt, let me shout it from the rooftops, energy efficiency improvements to UK building stock will be vital if we are to...
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