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Response to Paterson’s unremarkable and nonsensical speech

Owen Paterson, the UK’s former Secretary of State for the Environment – and now scourge of environmentalists – made the most extraordinary speech a few days ago on climate change and energy policy[1].  The speech was a rare combination of … Continue reading

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Can the UK achieve an energy efficiency revolution?

The Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED) was officially launched at a well-attended joint event with the All Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group at Portcullis House, London on 12th June 2014. Dr Alan Whitehead MP chaired a vigorous debate … Continue reading

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Scottish independence debate shifts to energy issues, (again)

“Àrd-amas airson lùtha”: “Ambitious about energy”. This is the message that greets arriving passengers at Inverness Airport in the highlands of Scotland. The message occupies an entire wall of the main lounge and also explains, “the world’s best resources for … Continue reading

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DECC strategy marks an important development for UK community energy

The Community Energy Strategy  marks an important step in the development of community energy in the UK that should not be underestimated. It is the first of its kind ever to be published in the UK and it sets out the … Continue reading

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EU 2030 Climate and Energy Package leaves unanswered questions

The recent European Commission Communication on a 2030 climate and energy package is high Brussels compromise that falls short of two important goals. It has failed to bring clarity to the energy sector and done little to address concerns that … Continue reading

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