Hindering the low carbon economy

I listened to Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday. It is a ritual at which the leader of the opposition and other members of parliament ask the Prime Minister questions, which the Prime Minister usually fails to answer. Instead he uses the question as an opportunity to criticise opposition policies or statements by way of an answer. This procedure is in the worse traditions of the British constitution. No one is held to account or made to answer questions. Continue reading

Three ways to secure our energy – but has the scramble started?

If a week is a long time in politics then five months is so long that the policies that were espoused then as solutions are as odd to us as those that were offered a hundred years ago.

It was only a month ago that our Foreign Secretary, David Miliband made an important speech at the London School of Economics. Mr Miliband is one of these very bright people who went to Oxford where he studied Politics Philosophy and Economics and his subsequent career has been exclusively in politics, as far as I can gather.

He argued in his important speech that there was a “resource crunch” which has led to prices of fuel and food rising tremendously. Continue reading