Category: Conservatives

From ‘hug a husky’ to ‘max out the oil’: the Tory environmental journey

We look back through 14 years of Conservative manifestos at policies on net zero, energy, transport and moreIt’s been a long journey on environmental issues for the Tories – but somehow it feels as if it has been in the wrong direction. Eighteen years …

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‘We’re up for this fight’: Labour plans to make climate key focus of election

Leadership now sees environment as core issue for voters and strong dividing line against the ToriesLabour is planning to make the climate a key focus for its election campaign, putting its net zero commitments “up in lights”, and drawing a clear link …

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Tory candidate for London mayor has Trumpian attitude to climate, says Khan

London mayor expected to criticise Susan Hall in speech launching panels on school roofsSadiq Khan will accuse his Conservative rival in the race to be London’s next mayor of being “Trumpian” over the climate crisis, as he announces plans for solar pan…

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Tory candidate for London mayor has Trumpian attitude to climate, says Khan

London mayor expected to criticise Susan Hall in speech launching panels on school roofsSadiq Khan will accuse his Conservative rival in the race to be London’s next mayor of being “Trumpian” over the climate crisis, as he announces plans for solar pan…

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Sunak faces anger over gas-power strategy for ‘backing up renewables’

PM says he will not gamble on energy security, in move likely to be seen as backwards step in decarbonising networkRishi Sunak risks further criticism from green campaigners after throwing his weight behind the building of new gas-fired power stations,…

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Labour would lift block on onshore windfarms, says Ed Miliband

Tory government has ‘ducked’ difficult decisions, leading to higher bills, says shadow energy secretaryBusiness live – latest updatesLabour has claimed a “culture of inertia and stasis” has blocked renewable energy projects under the Conservatives and …

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UK should invest in green economy instead of tax giveaways, Lstudy shows

Economists say funding energy infrastructure, transport, tech and the environment will aid prosperityThe UK should invest £26bn a year in a low-carbon economy to revive prosperity instead of planning tax giveaways that will only lead to further stagnat…

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