Category: Politics

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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Can Labour’s GB Energy plan future-proof UK’s power generation sector?

Party has put state-owned power company at centre of its plans for decarbonisation, security and energy billsLabour is to put a government-owned power company at the heart of the UK’s energy system for the first time since the privatisation of the indu…

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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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Why unions are lobbying Labour over a ‘just transition’ to cleaner energy

Jobs and communities dependent on oil and gas sector must be considered in plan to ban North Sea licences, say GMB and UnitePeace may have broken out between Labour and its union backers over workers’ rights, but shadow ministers face fierce lobbying i…

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Why unions are lobbying Labour over a ‘just transition’ to cleaner energy

Jobs and communities dependent on oil and gas sector must be considered in plan to ban North Sea licences, say GMB and UnitePeace may have broken out between Labour and its union backers over workers’ rights, but shadow ministers face fierce lobbying i…

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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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